For-ellri

Old Norse Dictionary - for-ellri

Meaning of Old Norse word "for-ellri" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

for-ellri Old Norse word can mean:

for-ellri
or foreldri, n., later forellrar, mod. foreldrar, m. pl. (inserting d); masc. foreldrar occurs Nj. 224; forellar (eliding the r), Fms. x. (Ágrip), 410, 413, 418; [Germ. vorältern]:—forefathers, elders, ancestors, in old writers always in this sense; feðr ok forellri. Stj. 240, Fms. i. 34; úlikir sínu forellri, 195; um þat bregðr mér til forellris míns, vii. 64; enir fyrri forellrar várir, Ó. H. 69; frændr ok forellrar, id.; frænda ok forellra, Fms. i. 33; sumir hans forellrar, viii. 101; faðir ok forellar, x. 418:—eccl. predecessors, H. E. i. 512. forellris-menn, m. pl. forefathers, Fms. ix. 334, Fas. i. 351, Stj. 63, 139, Barl. passim.
for-ellri
II. in mod. usage, parents, and only in masc. pl. foreldrar; this sense occurs as early as the n. T. (vide feðgin), but is unknown to older writers.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᛁᛚᛚᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

eccl.
ecclesiastical.
Germ.
German.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
masc.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Barl.
Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
N. T.
New Testament.
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