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.
    • The Parnassus plays
      Stories of love, where forne the wondring bench, / The lisping gallant might injoy his wench.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin furnus.

Noun[edit]

forn m ‎(plural forns)

  1. oven

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forn ‎(comparative fornari, superlative fornastur)

  1. old, ancient

Declension[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fur-

Adverb[edit]

fōrn

  1. before, in front of, opposit, across from
    Gesæt Benedictus fórn ongeán ðam — Sat Benedict opposit to them
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *furhnō ‎(trout).

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

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Descendants[edit]


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/attributive 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 an attributive role.

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