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frămĕa , ae, f. an old Germ. word.
I. A spear, javelin, used by the ancient Germans: “hastas vel ipsorum vocabulo frameas gerunt angusto et brevi ferro, sed ita acri et ad usum habili, ut eodem telo, proüt ratio poscit, vel comminus vel eminus pugnent,Tac. G. 6; 11; 14; 18; 24; Gell. 10, 25, 2: “Martis,Juv. 13, 79.—
II. In late Lat., a sword, Aug. Ep. 120, 16; Vulg. Psa. 16, 13.
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