FORN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

forn = 'old', 'ancient' [1] [2] [3]
forn = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Gothic

faírnei-s = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Old High German

firni = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Middle High German

fern = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Old Saxon

fern = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Old English

fiern = 'old', 'heathen' [4]

Realted Names

See Forni

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BOGI see Fornbogi
LJOT see Fornljótur

First Element Forms

Forn-

References

  1. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  2. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)