formay etymology

English word formay comes from English may, English for-

Detailed word origin of formay

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
may English (eng) (intransitive, poetic) To be able to go. [from 9th c.]. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. [from 13th c.]. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c.]. (obsolete, auxiliary) To be able; can. [8th–17th c.]. (obsolete, intransitive) To be [...]
for- English (eng) (dialectal) Very; excessively.. (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.. (no longer productive) Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
formay English (eng) (transitive, obsolete) To dismay.

Words with the same origin as formay

Descendants of for-
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