forn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forn, from Old English foran (before, in front, forward, to the front). More at fore.

Adverb[edit]

forn (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Fore, before; in front of; forward; previously.
    • 1598-1602, [author unknown], The Parnassus plays
      Stories of love, where forne the wondring bench, / The lisping gallant might injoy his wench.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan forn, from Latin furnus, from Proto-Italic *fornos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰr̥-nós, from *gʷʰer- (warm, hot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

forn m (plural forns)

  1. oven
  2. bakery
    Synonyms: fleca, forn de pa

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin furnus. Cognate with Welsh ffwrn (oven)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [fɔrn]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [vɔrn]

Noun[edit]

forn f (plural fornow)

  1. oven
    Yma pysk y'n forn.
    There’s a fish in the oven.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

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Adjective[edit]

forn (comparative fornari, superlative fornastur)

  1. old, ancient

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فُرْن(furn), from Aramaic פורנא‎ / ܦܘܪܢܐ(pūrnā), from Ancient Greek φοῦρνος (phoûrnos), from Latin furnus. There is no reason to doubt the inheritance of the word in Maltese and consider it a borrowing from an Italo-Romance cognate such as Italian forno. The Arabic word is attested early, the outcome forn is expected in Maltese, and so is the plural fran from Arabic أَفْران(ʾafrān). Only the derivative furnar (baker) is, of course, a borrowing (widely replacing native ħabbież).

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Noun[edit]

forn m (plural fran)

  1. oven

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

Adjective[edit]

forn (masculine and feminine forn, neuter fornt, definite singular and plural forne, comparative fornare, indefinite superlative fornast, definite superlative fornaste)

  1. old, ancient

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fur-

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /foːrn/, [foːrˠn]

Adverb[edit]

fōrn

  1. before, in front of, opposit, across from
    Gesæt Benedictus fórn ongeán ðamSat Benedict opposit to them (Homl. Th. ii. 168, 15)
    Óþ-ðæt he eft cume hyre fórne geánuntil he again comes opposit to it (Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 8, 13; Lchdm. iii. 248, 17)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *furhnō (trout).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forn f

  1. trout

Usage notes[edit]

  • The precise gender of the word is unknown. It is generally regarded as a feminine a-stem due to cognates in related Germanic languages.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fernaz (foregoing, previous; recent), from Proto-Indo-European *perHm-, *perH- (fore, first), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (forth, over, across, through). Cognate with Old English firn, fyrn-, Old Frisian fīr, fēr, Old Saxon fern, Old High German firni, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐌴𐌹𐍃 (fairneis).

Adjective[edit]

forn (comparative fornari, superlative fornastr)

  1. old, ancient

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: forn
  • Faroese: fornur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: forn
  • Swedish: forn

References[edit]

  • forn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin furnus. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French forn.

Noun[edit]

forn m (oblique plural forns, nominative singular forns, nominative plural forn)

  1. oven (device for baking, cooking, etc.)

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

Adjective[edit]

forn

  1. ancient, very old

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish forn, from Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz (foregoing, previous; recent), from Proto-Indo-European *perǝm-, *perǝ- (fore, first), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (forth, over, across, through)

Adjective[edit]

forn

  1. ancient, very old

Declension[edit]

Inflection of forn
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular forn
Neuter singular fornt
Plural forna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 forne
All forna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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