frumsceaft

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fruma +‎ sċeaft.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frumsċeaft m (nominative plural frumsċeaftu)

  1. creation (abstract concept or created thing)
  2. origin, original place or state
    • Beowulf
      sægde sé þe cúþe / frumsceaft fíra feorran reccan.
      he said that he was able to tell from the old earthman's beginnings.