English word afford comes from Proto-Germanic *furþa- (forth), and later Old English (ca. 450-1100) forþ (forwards, onward, forth, up to).
Afford detailed word origin explanation
|*furþa- || Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) ||forth |
|forþ || Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) ||Forwards, onward; forth Forward to, up to. |
|forþian || Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) || |
|aforthen || Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) || |
|afford || English (eng) ||To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.. To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious;—with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.. To offer, [...] |
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