for etymology

English word for comes from Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Indo-European *peri-

Detailed word origin of for

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*peri- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*preh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pr̥h₂-i Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*furi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Before, forward (+accusative, with allative meaning) for, before.
for Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hog, pig For Journey, going, course, expedition, approach; passage, lifestyle, way of life.
for Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
for English (eng) (now, uncommon) Because. (chiefly, US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio. (cricket) used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen. (obsolete) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.. Because of.. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.. [...]

Words with the same origin as for

Descendants of *feraną
airport experience far farm fear firm free further opportunity pair per perfect prepare press pressure prime prince process project promise proof protect prove support
Descendants of *peri-
first firsthand forbid forbidden fore forehead foreman foreplay foresee forgive forgiveness form former fret program slash