fors

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fors ‎(comparative forser, superlative meest fors or forst)

  1. sturdy, strong
  2. substantial, considerable

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of fors
uninflected fors
inflected forse
comparative forser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial fors forser het forst
het forste
indefinite m./f. sing. forse forsere forste
n. sing. fors forser forste
plural forse forsere forste
definite forse forsere forste
partitive fors forsers

Adverb[edit]

fors

  1. strongly

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰértis ‎(the act of carrying) (compare Old Irish brith, German Geburt, English bear, burden, Russian бремя ‎(bremja) ("burden"), брать ‎(bratʹ) ("to take"), Sanskrit भृति ‎(bhṛti, carrying)), derivative of *bʰer-, whence also Latin ferō ‎(bring, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fors f ‎(genitive fortis); third declension

  1. luck, chance.
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fors fortēs
genitive fortis fortium
dative fortī fortibus
accusative fortem fortēs
ablative forte fortibus
vocative fors fortēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From contraction of fōrs sit ‎(it might happen)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fors (not comparable)

  1. perhaps, perchance
Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • fors in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fors in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fors in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • FORS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fors in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) quite accidentally, fortuitously: temere et fortuito; forte (et) temere
    • (ambiguous) to be brave by nature: animo forti esse
    • (ambiguous) personally brave: manu fortis
  • fors in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fors, from Latin foris.

Preposition[edit]

fors

  1. apart from

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin foris.

Adverb[edit]

fors

  1. outside

Preposition[edit]

fors

  1. outside
  2. apart from
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Et je reconois et otroi
      Que nus n'i a coupes fors moi
      And I recognize and admit
      That nobody is responsible apart from me

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Descendants[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fursaz, from Pre-Germanic *pŕ̥sos, from Proto-Indo-European *pers- ‎(to spray, splash).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fors m (genitive fors, plural forsar)

  1. a waterfall

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fors in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fors in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fors in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • FORS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[3], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) quite accidentally, fortuitously: temere et fortuito; forte (et) temere
    • (ambiguous) to be brave by nature: animo forti esse
    • (ambiguous) personally brave: manu fortis
  • fors in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[4], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fors, from Proto-Germanic *fursaz.

Noun[edit]

fors m

  1. torrent, stream
  2. waterfall

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish fors, from Old Norse fors, from Proto-Germanic *fursaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fors c

  1. a rapid
  2. a waterfall

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fors 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fors forsen forsar forsarna
Genitive fors forsens forsars forsarnas