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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