forcleave etymology

English word forcleave comes from Middle English cleven, Middle English for-

Detailed word origin of forcleave

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cleven Middle English (enm)
for- Middle English (enm)
forcleven Middle English (enm)
forcleave English (eng) (obsolete) to cut to pieces, hack, chop up.

Words with the same origin as forcleave

Descendants of cleven
cleavaged cleave clevis noncleavable photocleavable
Descendants of for-
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