forbowen etymology

Middle English word forbowen comes from Old English for-, Old English būgan

Detailed word origin of forbowen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
for- Old English (ang) Forming verbs from verbs with various senses especially ‘wrongly, away from, astray, abstention, prohibition, perversion, destruction’. Used to create intensified adjectives and verbs from other adjectives and verbs, with the sense of completely or fully. Compare Modern English use of up. Very.
būgan Old English (ang)
forbugan Old English (ang) To avoid, abstain. To be absent. To evade, shirk, neglect, disobey. To pass over, shun.
forbowen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forbowen

Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forneh forseen forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven
Descendants of būgan
bowen buhsum buwen buxum buȝen buȝsom