foreweard

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Old English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfo.reˌwæ͜ɑrd/, [ˈfo.reˌwæ͜ɑrˠd]

Etymology 1[edit]

From fore- +‎ -weard.

Adjective[edit]

foreweard

  1. forward, fore, former, early, prior
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  • Middle English: foreward, forward
    • English: forward
    • Scots: forrit

Etymology 2[edit]

From fore- +‎ weard (ward, keeping).

Noun[edit]

foreweard f (nominative plural forewearde)

  1. an agreement, compact, treaty
    His brōðer griþ and forewarde eall æftercwæþHis brother renounced peace and treaties. (Chr. 1094; Erl. 229, 30, 31)
    Būton he ða forewarda gehēoldeunless he kept the agreements, (Erl. 229, 32: Cod. Dipl. 732; A.D. 1016-1020; Kmbl. iv. 10, 16)
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