forehead etymology

English word forehead comes from English fore-, English head, and later Middle English forheed (Forehead.)

Detailed word origin of forehead

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fore- English (eng) Before; ahead or in front of.. Occurring beforehand; earlier; prior to. Positioned at or near the front.
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
foranhēafod Old English (ang)
forheed Middle English (enm) Forehead.
forehead English (eng) (countable) The part of the face above the eyebrows and below the hairline.. (uncountable) confidence; audacity.

Words with the same origin as forehead

Descendants of fore-
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