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Ásb Ævkv 5VIII (OStór 8) l. 6

forma — aimed


forma (verb): [Perform, forming]


[6] forma: forðum 554h βˣ


[6] nam … forma ‘aimed’: Forma (a variant of formera, with the same sense) is a late loan into Old Norse, ultimately from Lat. formare (cf. AEW: forma, formera), found mostly in ecclesiastical contexts (cf. ONP: forma). The verb’s usual meaning is ‘form, fashion’, so the sense here is unusual, and Finnur Jónsson translates it as skød ‘shot’ with a question mark in Skj B.



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