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- n. A superstitious notion or belief with respect to any action or event as a good or a bad omen; a superstition.
- n. A superstitious rite, observance, wont, or practise.
- n. A charm.
- v. Alternative simple past of fret.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superstitious notion or belief with respect to any action or event as a good or a bad omen.
- n. A superstitious observance or practice.
From Middle English frete ("superstition"), from Old Norse frétt ("news, intelligence, inquiry, inquiry about the future"), related to Icelandic frétt ("news"), Icelandic frétta ("to review"), Danish and Norwegian fritte ("to question, interrogate"), English frain ("to question"). More at frain. (Wiktionary)