For-seti

Old Norse Dictionary - for-seti

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

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

for-seti Old Norse word can mean:

for-seti
a, m. the myth. name of a heathen god, Edda, where it however seems to mean an umpire or peace-maker, cp. Gm. 15.
for-seti
II. in mod. usage a ‘fore-sitter,’ president, chairman; but in 1793 (Fél. vol. xiii), the chairman is called for-maðr or forstöðu-maðr, as forseti was not then an established word.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
m.
masculine.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Gm.
Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
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