forburnen etymology

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

Detailed word origin of forburnen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
biernan Old English (ang) (intransitive) To burn.
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.
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.
forbrinnen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forburnen

Descendants of biernan
bernen birnen forbrinnen
Descendants of for-
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