Forn-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - forn-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "forn-maðr" in English.

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

forn-maðr
m. a man of the olden time: forn-menn, m. pl. the ancients, in many compds: the old biographies of the kings of Norway edited 1825 sqq. are by the editors (less correctly) called Fornmanna-sögur, instead of the true old name Konunga-sögur or Konunga-æfi.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
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