Forr

Old Norse Dictionary - forr

Meaning of Old Norse word "forr" in English.

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

forr
adj. forward; of sljór eðr of forr, too slow or too forward, Thom. 279:—haughty, forr ok framhvass, 180; harðla forr, ef nökkut reis við, id.:—as adv. quickly, vinna fort, to work eagerly, Bs. ii. 93; snúast fort, to whirl (as a wheel or a spindle), 443 (in a verse): the mod. phrase, fara fort (of fort) í e-t, to go too far (too keenly) into a thing.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
adv.
adverb.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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