See also: forði

DanishEdit

From Old Danish for thy (at), Old Norse fyrir því (at), from fyrir (for) + því, dative singular of þat, which is extant in Danish as an independent conjunction, thi. Compare also English forthy (therefore) (obsolete).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

fordi

  1. because (subordinating conjunction introducing a subclause expressing the cause, less often a concession or a motive)
    Synonyms: da, efterdi, eftersom, idet, når, på grund af at, siden

Usage notesEdit

  • In spoken language, the conjunction at is often added after the conjunction. This usage (which goes back to Old Danish and Old Norse) is proscribed.

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fyrir því (at)

ConjunctionEdit

fordi

  1. because

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fyrir því at (for det at)

ConjunctionEdit

fordi

  1. because

ReferencesEdit