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Monday, April 28, 2014


\FAWR-NEYMD, FOHR-\ , adjective;
named before; mentioned before in the same writing or speech; aforementioned.
He can only being lifted by two or three men and placed in the presence of his father who was very ill, but the eldest son forenamed prince was little better...
-- Anna Leonowens, The English Governess at the Siamese Court, 1870
However, the venerable woman found herself summarily set aside by the forenamed citizen who proceeded to shock those gathered by his public proposal to Maple Falls newcomer Leora Mayfield!
-- Lynna Banning, The Wedding Cake War, 2004
Forenamed has been in English since the 1100s. It's derived from prefix fore- meaning "before" and the common word name.
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