See also: fórn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forn, from Old English foran (before, in front, forward, to the front). More at fore.

AdverbEdit

forn (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Fore, before; in front of; forward; previously.
    • 1598-1602, [author unknown], The Parnassus plays
      Stories of love, where forne the wondring bench, / The lisping gallant might injoy his wench.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan forn, from Latin furnus, from Proto-Italic *fornos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰr̥-nós, from *gʷʰer- (warm, hot).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

forn m (plural forns)

  1. oven
  2. bakery
    Synonyms: fleca, forn de pa

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CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin furnus. Cognate with Welsh ffwrn (oven)

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [fɔrn]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [vɔrn]

NounEdit

forn f (plural fornow)

  1. oven
    Yma pysk y'n forn.
    There’s a fish in the oven.

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

forn (comparative fornari, superlative fornastur)

  1. old, ancient

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فُرْن(furn), from Aramaic פורנא‎ /‎ ܦܘܪܢܐ(pūrnā), from Ancient Greek φοῦρνος (phoûrnos), from Latin furnus. There is no reason to doubt the inheritance of the word in Maltese and consider it a borrowing from an Italo-Romance cognate such as Italian forno. The Arabic word is attested early, the outcome forn is expected in Maltese, and so is the plural fran from Arabic أَفْران(ʾafrān). Only the derivative furnar (baker) is, of course, a borrowing (widely replacing native ħabbież).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forn m (plural fran)

  1. oven

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

AdjectiveEdit

forn (masculine and feminine forn, neuter fornt, definite singular and plural forne, comparative fornare, indefinite superlative fornast, definite superlative fornaste)

  1. old, ancient

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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *fur-

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /foːrn/, [foːrˠn]

AdverbEdit

fōrn

  1. before, in front of, opposit, across from
    Gesæt Benedictus fórn ongeán ðamSat Benedict opposit to them (Homl. Th. ii. 168, 15)
    Óþ-ðæt he eft cume hyre fórne geánuntil he again comes opposit to it (Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 8, 13; Lchdm. iii. 248, 17)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *furhnō (trout).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forn f

  1. trout

Usage notesEdit

  • The precise gender of the word is unknown. It is generally regarded as a feminine a-stem due to cognates in related Germanic languages.

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fernaz (foregoing, previous; recent), from Proto-Indo-European *perHm-, *perH- (fore, first), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (forth, over, across, through). Cognate with Old English firn, fyrn-, Old Frisian fīr, fēr, Old Saxon fern, Old High German firni, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐌴𐌹𐍃 (fairneis).

AdjectiveEdit

forn (comparative fornari, superlative fornastr)

  1. old, ancient

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: forn
  • Faroese: fornur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: forn
  • Swedish: forn

ReferencesEdit

  • forn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin furnus. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French forn.

NounEdit

forn m (oblique plural forns, nominative singular forns, nominative plural forn)

  1. oven (device for baking, cooking, etc.)

DescendantsEdit

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Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz.

AdjectiveEdit

forn

  1. ancient, very old

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish forn, from Old Norse forn, from Proto-Germanic *fernaz (foregoing, previous; recent), from Proto-Indo-European *perǝm-, *perǝ- (fore, first), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (forth, over, across, through)

AdjectiveEdit

forn

  1. ancient, very old

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of forn
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular forn
Neuter singular fornt
Plural forna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 forne
All forna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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