frayer etymology

French word frayer comes from Latin frio ((transitive) I crumble, rub, or break into pieces.)

Detailed word origin of frayer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
frio Latin (lat) (transitive) I crumble, rub, or break into pieces.
frictare Latin (lat)
freier Old French (fro)
frayer French (fra) (obsolete) to rub. (reflexive, se frayer, literally, figuratively) to find (one's way through something); to clear (oneself) a path. (transitive) to open up, clear (a path etc.). (zoology, intransitive) to spawn, to fertilize an egg.

Words with the same origin as frayer

Descendants of frio
dentifrice friabilité friable friction frisson frotter