For-faðir

Old Norse Dictionary - for-faðir

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

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

for-faðir
m. a forefather, Stj. 124; chiefly in pl., Edda (pref.), Stj. 128, freq. in mod. use:—eccl. a predecessor, H. E. i. 514, 655 xxxii. 2.

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

Abbreviations used:

eccl.
ecclesiastical.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
pl.
plural.
pref.
preface.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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