Frisian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Frisian of or relating to the people or culture or language of Friesland or Frisia
    • n Frisian a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English
    • n Frisian a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frisian A native or inhabitant of Friesland; also, the language spoken in Friesland. See Friesic n.
    • a Frisian Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province of the Netherlands; Friesic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Frisian See Friesian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Frisian friz′i-an pertaining to the people of Friesland, or to their language
    • Frisian Also Fries′ian, Fries′ic, Fries′ish
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Usage

In literature:

The Frisian of Oldenburg can be traced up to the Elbe, and the Frisian of Sleswick can be followed down to the Eyder.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
The closest likeness to the Frisian has ceased to exist as a language.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Doublets of Frisian wool, and tunics of Chinese silk.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
And so my preference is for war against the Frisians, Saxons and Arabs.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
But the Neustrians threw off the Austrasian yoke and entered into an offensive alliance with the Frisians and Saxons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
He offered a napkin of fine Frisian linen to Madame de Sauve, who dried her hands on it.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
She is sister to Hnaef, prince of the "Half-Danes," and she is wedded to Finn, king of the Frisians.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
Clever Frisian though he was, he nevertheless had to stop and think a few seconds.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Old Frisian and Anglo-Saxon 50 98.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
She loved her husband, a good-looking Frisian and a man of sufficient culture to take an interest in many subjects.
"The Hidden Force" by Louis Couperus
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In science:

For certain languages (eg., English, Chinese, Russian), nearly all features are known, whereas other languages (eg., Asturian, Omagua, Frisian) that have fewer than five feature values known.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
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