Old Swedish Dictionary - forn

Meaning of Old Swedish word "forn" in Swedish.

As defined by K.F Söderwall's dictionary of Medieval Swedish:

forn Old Swedish word can mean:

1) gammal, forn, sedan fordom varande el. beSTående. som gamalt ok forent hauer warit STb 2: 308 (1488). ib 5: 191 (1518). ib 318 (1521 ; Kop). ingen ma vatn aa forno (ɔ af forno) venda androm til skade SToria. 1816 ff.">HSH 13: 77 (1524?; Brask). - forn, gammal, förutvarnde. karl gryte[gyte]res fordna toMPt STb 5: 108 (1516).
2) vissen, förtorkad. " forne grena skulo huggas aff thy, at the andro grenane skulo thes mere frukt bära" MP 3: 311. " han skal bort kaSTas swasom fornir qwiST ib. "

Part of speech: av

Grammatical aspect: adj.

Alternative forms or notes:
  • fornir MP 3: 311.
  • forent STb 2: 308 (1488). fort ib 5: 191 (1518).
  • ffort ib 318 (1521). best. fordna ib 108 (1516) ),

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᚮᚱᚿ
Medieval Runes were used in Sweden from 12th to 17th centuries.

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Works and authors cited:

Handlingar rörande Skandinaviens historia. 1816 ff.
Själens Tröst. Utg. af G. E. Klemming. 1871--73.
Svenska Medeltids-postillor. Utg. af G. E. Klemming. Fortsatta af R. Geete. Del. 3, 4, 5. 1893--1910. SFSS.
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