faran

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See also: farán and fåran

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. third-person plural future indicative form of fer

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

faran

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of faren

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faran.

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. to go, sail

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: vāren
    • Dutch: varen
    • Limburgish: vare

Further reading[edit]

  • faran”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faran.

Cognate with Old Frisian fara, Old Saxon faran, Old Dutch faran, Old High German faran, Old Norse fara, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (faran).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. to go (used of long distances), to travel
    • early 9th century, Vespasian Psalter, Isaiah 38:10
      fare tō helle gatum.
      I'm going to the gates of hell.
    • Blickling Homilies, "St. Andrew"
      Wē bēoþ mid þē swā hwæder swā þū færest.
      We'll be with you wherever you go.
    • late 9th century, The Voyage of Ohthere and Wulfstan
      Þā fōr hē swā feorr swā hē meahte on þām ōðrum þrīm dagum ġesiġlan.
      Then he traveled as far as he could sail in the next three days.
    • late 9th century, translation of Orosius’ History Against the Pagans
      Antonius hæfde þrītiġ sċipa on þām wǣron farenda hundeahtatiġ ēoreda.
      Antonius had 30 ships carrying 80 legions [literally "on which were traveling 80 legions"].
  2. to fare (to exist in any state)
    • c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
      Hui, hū færest þū?
      Hey, how's it going?
      (literally, “Hey, how are you faring?”)
    • c. 1005, Ælfric's Letter to Sigeweard
      Hū mæġ sē mann wel faran þe his mōd āwent fram eallum þissum bōcum, and biþ him swā ānwille þæt him lēofre biþ þæt hē libbe ǣfre be his āgnum dihte āsċīred fram þissum, swelċe hē ne cunne Cristes ġesetnessa?
      How can someone do well if they turn their mind from all these books [stuff that Ælfric wrote], if they're so stubborn that they would rather live their life always making their own separate judgments, as if they don't know the laws of Christ?

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faran, whence also Old Saxon faran, Old Dutch faran, Old English faran, Old Norse fara, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (faran).

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. to proceed
  2. to go

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faran, whence also Old Dutch faran, Old English faran, Old Frisian fara, Old High German faran, Old Norse fara, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (faran).

Verb[edit]

faran

  1. to go, to travel

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

faran

  1. definite singular of fara.