forbrinnen etymology

Middle English word forbrinnen comes from Old English for-, Old English biernan ((intransitive) To burn.), Old English forbærnan, Middle English forbyrnan, Old English forbeornan

Detailed word origin of forbrinnen

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.
biernan Old English (ang) (intransitive) To burn.
forbærnan Old English (ang)
forbyrnan Middle English (enm)
forbeornan Old English (ang)
forbiernan Old English (ang) To burn up, burn away, be consumed by fire.
forburnen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forbrinnen

Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forneh forseen forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven
Descendants of biernan
bernen birnen