For-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - for-maðr

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

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

for-maðr Old Norse word can mean:

for-maðr
m.
for-maðr
I. a ‘fore-man,’ captain, Fms. vii. 246. ix. 348, xi. 243, 402, Nj. 43, Magn. 486:—a master, ruler, Edda (pref.); formaðr konunga, the foremost among kings, Fms. ii. 292; f. annars fólks, the foremost man of other folk, vi. 38.
for-maðr
COMPDS: formannslauss, formannsskapr.
for-maðr
II. mod. the foreman or captain in a fishing vessel or boat; in many compds, e. g. formanns-hlutr, m. the captains share (of the fish caught).

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.
pref.
preface.
pr.
proper, properly.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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