forthink etymology

English word forthink comes from English for-, English think, Old English þenċan, Old English fōre-, and later Old English foreþencan (To think beforehand; forethink.)

Detailed word origin of forthink

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat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.
think English (eng) (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.. (intransitive) To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that).. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.. (transitive) To guess; to reckon.. (transitive) To ponder, to go over in one's [...]
þenċan Old English (ang)
fōre- Old English (ang)
foreþencan Old English (ang) To think beforehand; forethink.
forthynken Middle English (enm)
forthink English (eng) (intransitive, obsolete) To repent, be sorry for.. (reflexive, obsolete) To regret; repent.. (transitive, obsolete) To change one's mind about; to renounce.. (transitive, obsolete) To regret.. (transitive, obsolete, impersonal) To cause distress or regret to; cause to regret or repent; to vex.

Words with the same origin as forthink

Descendants of for-
forbathe fordote foreshorten forespend forfaint forflutter forfoughten forhew forhiller forlead forlend forlong forlonging forloppin forold forpass forsaid forslack forslip forsloth forteach forwaste forwent forwither forworship
Descendants of think
Descendants of þenċan
freethought hinky overthought rethink think think piece thinker umbethink underthink unthink
Descendants of fōre-
aforeconveyed aforementioned aforesaid aforethought fore forearm forecourt foreground forehead foreknowledge foreleg forelock foreman forenoon foreowned foreperson foreplay foresail foreshadow foreskin foretell forewoman foreword slash slosh