From Middle English fresen, from Old English frēosan ("to freeze"), from Proto-West Germanic *freusan, from Proto-Germanic *freusaną ("to frost, freeze"), from Proto-Indo-European *prews- ("to frost, freeze").
Cognate with Scots frese ("to freeze"), West Frisian frieze ("to freeze"), Dutch vriezen ("to freeze"), Low German freren, freern, fresen, German frieren ("to freeze"), Norwegian fryse, Swedish frysa ("to freeze"), Latin pruīna ("hoarfrost"), Welsh (Northern) rhew, and Sanskrit प्रुष्व ("water drop, frost").
See the above verb.
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