For-mæli

Old Norse Dictionary - for-mæli

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

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

for-mæli
n. pleading, Stj. 603, Fms. vii. 39, Sd. 155, Bs. i. 168: a prescribed form, formula, Grág. ii. 249, Stj. 342:—eccl. saying pravers, tíðir ok f., Bs. i. 167; in Vm. 6 it seems to mean the mass or liturgy, = formæla-bók, f. a book of f., Vm. 21.

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

Abbreviations used:

eccl.
ecclesiastical.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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