from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Frisian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A black and white dairy cow
- proper n. A black breed of horse
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the people of Friesland, or to their language.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Friesland; a Friese; one of the Low German people who were the ancestors of the present inhabitants of Friesland.
- n. The language spoken in Friesland or by Friesians. See Friesic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a breed of dairy cattle from northern Holland
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If the alien scientists can study living specimens, not just archaeological relics, what will they make of fragile, highly strung racehorses and greyhounds, of snuffling bulldogs who can scarcely breathe and can't be born without Caesarian assistance, of blear-eyed Pekinese baby surrogates, of walking udders such as Friesian cows, walking rashers such as Landrace pigs, or walking woolly jumpers such as Merino sheep?
The Friesian School has this interesting article entitled The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek: Militarism, Collectivism, & Atheism where they explore the ramifications of the society as described in the two early Trek series and the movies.
Friesian horses, known for their large size and ebony coloring, were used to portray the mythical beast, and giant, feathery wings were added later digitally.
Two Friesian stallions – a large, black breed of horse originating in the Netherlands – were used for the role: Bonce worked as the main Pegasus, with the stunt rider riding Gallo.
One of his knights played by Damian Lewis, who is a pretty big TV actor, rides in on a very angelic Black Friesian.
Later in the movie Damian rides his black Friesian through the woods after a 2-up team of Friesains galloping pull a very large carriage.
This guy was a very thick Friesian, who had to be a stud due to the size of his body and neck.
According to the Friesian School website, "Wittgenstein's maternal grandmother was the sister of Hayek's maternal great-grandfather".
By the time they had reached Dokkum, she had mastered a great deal of Friesian history and had even learnt --- after a fashion -- the Friesian National Anthem, although she thought the translation,
"You speak like a true Friesian," she glanced sideways at Harriet.