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Line breaks: for|nent
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈnɛnt, fə-/

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(also fornenst)

Definition of fornent in English:


dialect , chiefly Scottish
Alongside, opposite, or close by.


late Middle English: blend of the adverb fore and anent.

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