Words and Proper Names

frounce / flounce (Engl)

1077.
de Bhaldraithe (Tomás): Varia: III.
In Ériu 40 (1989), pp. 182–183.
1. gleoiteog; 2. fonsa, fronsa, fuaidheam (from Robert Kirk’s 1690 glossary; all associated with women’s dress; fonsa ‘hoop’; fronsa < Engl. ‘frounce’ / ‘flounce’; fuaidheam ‘seam’ is a Scottish Gaelic form related to uaim ‘seam’.