Part of speech: verb
Verb type: irregular strong verb (5)
Present participle: fraihnands
to ask, inquire
[← Prot-Germ *frehnan, *fregnan; OE freȝnan, friȝnan, frínan; O Sax fregnan; O Icel fregna; O Fris frēgia, frāgia wk v; O Sax frāgon wk v; Dt vragen; OHG frāgōn, frāgēn (Mod G fragen) ← Indo-Europ *perḱ-, *preḱ-; Sanskr pṛcchati “to ask, inquire”; praśna “question”; Avest frašna “question”; Lat poscere “to ask; to demand, request”; precāri “to ask, beg”; Tochar prak- “to ask, inquire”; Lith prašýti “to ask, inquire”; O Slav просити “to ask, beg” (Russ просить)]
fraihna - 1 pers, sing, pres, indicat - Mrk. XI, 29; Luk. VI, 9; XX, 3
fraihnis - 2 pers, sing, pres, indicat - Jhn. XVIII, 21
fraihniþ - 3 pers, sing, pres, indicat; 2 პირ., pl, imper - Jhn. IX, 21; IX, 23; XVI, 5; XVI, 23
fraihnai - 3 pers, sing, pres, optat - Luk. XIX, 31; Jhn. XVI, 30
frah - 3 pers, sing, p, indicat - Matth. XXVII, 11; Mrk. V, 9; VIII, 5; VIII, 23; VIII, 27; IX, 16; IX, 21; IX, 33 etc
frahuh = frah + -uh (vid -uh part) - Luk. XV, 26
frehun - 3 pers, pl, p, indicat - Mrk. IV, 10; VII, 5; VII, 17; IX, 11; IX, 28; X, 2; X, 10; XII, 18 etc
fraihnan - inf- Mrk. IX, 32; XII, 34; Luk. IX, 45; XX, 40; Jhn. XIII, 24; XVI, 19
fraihn - 2 pers, sing, imper - Jhn. XVIII, 21
fraihands - pres.p.- Luk. II, 46
fraihans - p.p.- Luk. XVII, 20
Paradigm (b) V class irregular strong verbs

Some verbs of this class displayed certain anomalies in forming past tense forms. Namely, the verb bidjan (to pray; to beg, request) lost in the preterite its vowel -j- (e.g. ik bidja (I pray), but bedun (they prayed/asked)), while the verb fraíhnan (to inquire) lost in the preterite its consonant -n-.

V class
infinitive preterite singular preterite plural past participle
normal grade normal grade lengthened grade normal grade
to pray; to beg bidjan bad bēdum bidans
to ask, inquire fráihnan
frah frēhum

See the complete paradigm of the conjugation of strong verbs