For-vitna

Old Norse Dictionary - for-vitna

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

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

for-vitna Old Norse word can mean:

for-vitna
að, to pry into, enquire; f. e-t, Sks. 183 B; f. um e-t, to enquire about, 6, 182 B.
for-vitna
2. reflex., forvitnask e-t, to enquire, Bret. 94, Fms. i. 147, 252, vii. 258, Eg. 764, Ld. 268: absol., Lv. 15; f. til e-s, id., Fær. 53; f. um e-t, id., Landn. 51, Grett. 96, 160.
for-vitna
3. impers., e-n forvitnar e-t, or with infin., it makes one curious to know, Fær. 54, Sks. 182 B, Fas. i. 22.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
reflex.
retlexive.
v.
vide.
impers.
impersonal.
infin.
infinitive.
pers.
person.

Works & Authors cited:

Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Bret.
Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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