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From: "Alice Turner" <al@interport.net>
Subject: (urth) Forlesen
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:14:19 


>Does anyone know where the word/name "Forlesen" comes from?  Don't tell me
>Wolfe made it up or I shall be thoroughly disillusioned.

Don't be disillusioned! It's a very old word, with an impressive (and apt)
OED citation. which I won't quote. It's related to "forlorn" with
implications of loss, perdition, ruin, shame, destruction. It goes back to
Old Frisian, and to Beowulf. I'm impressed!


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