'away from, from' (Modern English fro)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(ONP frá (præp.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far frá, Icel frá, Norw frå, ODan fran, fra, Dan fra, Sw från, Sw dial frå
fram, from 'from, by, of'
Phonological and morphological markers
loss of nasal consonant in ON
Attested from early ME (and arguably late OE) mostly in the N and EM (see LAEME), but appears in texts from elsewhere by the early 13c and by later ME widespread across England; MnE dial usage north of Der. and Lin. and Dev.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 138, 156, 344 etc.; Pe 10, 13, 46 etc.; Cl 31, 129, 221 etc.; Pat 31,129, 221 etc.; Erk 12, 107, 116, etc.; WA 56, 136, 139 etc.
The Gaw MS reads for at 1440 and 1863 and is emended in most editons, although the ms reading has also been defended.