för

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Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German für.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

för

  1. for

Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Swedish för.

Preposition[edit]

för

  1. for

German Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to German für.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vor (Low Prussian)

Preposition[edit]

för

  1. (in some dialects, including East Frisian) for
Usage notes[edit]
  • Authors who imitate or mimic German orthography spell this preposition för (like German für), but the following preposition (meaning "in front of") vör (like German vor).

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to German vor.

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

för

  1. (in some dialects) in front of
Usage notes[edit]
  • Authors who imitate or mimic German orthography spell this preposition vör (like German vor), but the preceding preposition för (like German für).

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

för f (genitive singular farar, nominative plural farir)

  1. a journey, a trip, a voyage
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

för

  1. indefinite nominative plural of far
  2. indefinite accusative plural of far

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Partly from Old Swedish for, Proto-Germanic *furai. Partly from Old Swedish fyrir, firi, fyre, from Old Norse fyrir, from Proto-Germanic *furi.

Adverb[edit]

för

  1. too; To an excessive degree

Conjunction[edit]

för

  1. because
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Noun[edit]

för c

  1. bow; the front part of a boat or a ship
Declension[edit]
Declension of för 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative för fören förar förarna
Genitive förs förens förars förarnas
Related terms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

för

  1. for, for the sake of something or somebody
  2. Used before the object of verbs indicating movement in conjunction with upp and ner
    Hon klättrade upp för en stegeShe climbed up a ladder

Etymology 2[edit]

See föra.

Verb[edit]

för

  1. imperative of föra.
  2. present tense of föra.