forne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, variation of ferne (old, long ago, distant, past), from Old English fyrn (former, ancient), from Proto-Germanic *furnaz, *fernaz, *firnijaz (old, former), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (next, of, out, through). More at fern.

Adjective[edit]

forne (comparative more forne, superlative most forne)

  1. (obsolete) Former.
    The Camel's hous; whiche it is saied that a certain king / In forne yeares, when he had on a drumedarie camele escaped the handes of his enemies, builded there. ― J. Udall.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

forne

  1. vocative singular of fornus

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forne

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of forn.