Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strange; foreign.
- Not akin; unrelated.
- Strange; singular; queer.
- Wild; undomesticated.
- n. A stranger; a foreigner or an alien.
- adj. Strange; foreign; alien; outlandish; far off or away; distant.
- adj. Not akin; unrelated.
- adj. Out of the ordinary; unusual; unwonted.
- adj. Strange; weird; outlandish; singular; odd; queer.
- adj. archaic or obsolete Wild; untamed.
- n. stranger; guest
- n. archaic or obsolete an enmity
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Old Eng. & Scot. Strange; foreign.
- From Middle English fremede ("strange, foreign"), from Old English fremde, fremede, fremeþe ("foreign, strange"), from Proto-Germanic *framaþiz (“foreign, not one's own”), from Proto-Indo-European *perəm-, *prom- (“forth, forward”), from *por- (“forward, through”). Cognate with Scots fremd ("fremd"), West Frisian frjemd ("strange, fremd"), Dutch vreemd ("strange, exotic"), German fremd ("strange, foreign"), Swedish främmande ("foreign, outlandish, strange"). More at from. (Wiktionary)
“Kirsteen had known vaguely that her sister was supposed to be in Glasgow, which was something like an aggravation of her offence: for to live among what Miss Eelen called the fremd in a large town was the sort of unprincipled preference of evil to good which was to be expected from a girl who had married beneath her; but to find herself confronted with Anne was a contingency which had never occurred to her.”
“Ye might hae heard him a mile down the wind — He routed like a cow in a fremd loaning.”
“Ger. fremd, so that opposite terms, which we find regularly contrasted in Mid.”
“Twenty-three years," he bellowed at the top of his voice, for he saw that I was fremd, and wished to make himself clear.”
“But to cut off a daughter – as if she were a fremd person, never to see her or name her name, oh, that's hard, hard!”
“[38 - †] “Dass der Gott Tepeyollotl im Zapotekenlande und weiter südwärts seine Wurzeln hat, und dem eigentlichen Aztekischen Olymp fremd ist, darüber kann kein Zweifel mehr obwalten.””
“Ferre and fremd bestad: one from afar and among strangers.”
“Leastways he'll be gone to see feyther, and he'll need comfort most on all, in a fremd place -- in Bridewell -- and niver a morsel of victual or a piece o 'money.”
“Heil dem Brittischen Volke, wenn ihm das Deutsche nicht fremd ist!”
“Der Islam kam fremd und wird wieder fremd, also frohe Botschaft für die Fremde.”
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Master Rahl guide us.
Master Rahl teach us.
Master Rahl protect us.
In your light we thrive.
In your mercy we are sheltered.
In your wisdom we are humbled.
Selections from Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words by Josefa Heifetz Byrne (University Books, 1974). Definitions in the comments when not available elsewhere.
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