for etymology

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

Detailed word origin of for

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*peri- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-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 (ang) Hog, pig For Journey, going, course, expedition, approach; passage, lifestyle, way of life.
for Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as for

Descendants of *peri-
biforesenden forblowen forbrinnen forburnen fore- foreseen forestempne forethynken forgnawen forgreithen forholden forliggen forme forsayen forsenden forsethen forshetten forshrinken forslowen forspeche fortreden forwaxen frest frysten frēten
Descendants of *feraną
fer ferd ferre foord for- foreward forther fraisen frasten fre freisten freo further fēre importen impressen infer porche port proven purposen severen transporten vor-