frame etymology

English word frame comes from Proto-Germanic *framjaną (To perform, promote, further.), Middle English (1100-1500) freme (Benefit, profit, advantage.)

Detailed word origin of frame

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*framjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To perform, promote, further.
freme Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Benefit, profit, advantage.
fremian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
fremmen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) To perform or accomplish (something), do.
frame English (eng) (intransitive, dialectal) To move.. (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.. (intransitive, obsolete) To fit; accord.. (intransitive, obsolete) To proceed; to go.. (intransitive, obsolete) To profit; avail.. (intransitive, obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.. (tennis) To hit (the ball) with the frame of the racquet rather than the [...]

Words with the same origin as frame

Descendants of *framjaną
mainframe