for·​nent | \fə(r)ˈnent\
variants: or less commonly fernent or forenent or forninst \ -​ˈninzt, -​ˈnin(t)st \ or less commonly fornenst \ -​ˈnenzt, -​ˈnen(t)st \ or forenenst or ferninst

Definition of fornent 

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

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

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History and Etymology for fornent

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

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