Forðum

Old Norse Dictionary - forðum

Meaning of Old Norse word "forðum" in English.

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

forðum
adv. [akin to fjörð, q. v.], aforetime, formerly, once, erst, Stj. 121, Fms. x. 413, Sks. 108; forðum daga, in former days, Fms. i. 141, ii. 183, vi. 38; ungr var ek forðum, young was I once, Hm. 46: freq. in mod. usage, but esp. in the sense of yore, in days of old; the saying, þrysvar varð allt forðum, Sturl. iii. 253; cp. ‘all good things come in threes.’

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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