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forstandan, class 6 strong verb. 1. avail; benefit. 2. understand. 3. defend.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitiveforstandan
present indicative1
2
3forstent
past indicative1forstōd
2
3forstōd

This word occurs 4 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of forstandan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 2955. forstandan. defend.

Alfred the Great's Preface

  • [31] forstōd. availed.

Boethius on Fame

  • [57] forstōd. availed, benefited.
  • [57] forstent. avails, benefits.