For-máli

Old Norse Dictionary - for-máli

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

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

for-máli
a, m. a preamble, Eg. 389, 390, 552; konungr skipaðisk eigi við slíkan formála; Fms. vii. 65; á hverjum gistingar-stað hafði hann (the bishop) formála sjálfr, i. e. saying grace, prayers, or the like, Bs. i. 140: a stipulation, condition, með þvílíkum formála sem …, Fms. i. 90, Str. 55: a preface, rendering of the mid. Lat. praefatio; in mod. usage, the preface to a book = Germ. vorwort, vorrede.

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:

Germ.
German.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
i. e.
id est.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
mid. Lat.
middle Latin.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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