fornent

preposition for·nent \fə(r)ˈnent\
variants: less commonly

fernent

or

forenent

or

forninst

\-ˈninzt, -ˈnin(t)st\ less commonly

fornenst

\-ˈnenzt, -ˈnen(t)st\ or

forenenst

or

ferninst

Definition of fornent

  1. 1 dialectal :  in front of :  opposite a little square fornent the church

  2. 2 dialectal :  near to :  alongside of :  beside against left the shovel fornent the fence

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Origin and Etymology of fornent

Middle English (Scots dialect) fornent, forenent, fornentis, from Middle English for-, fore- fore + anent or anentes anenst


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