fordrenchen etymology

Middle English word fordrenchen comes from Old English for-, Old English drencan (To drench. To make somebody drink.), Old English drenċan

Detailed word origin of fordrenchen

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.
drencan Old English (ang) To drench. To make somebody drink.
drenċan Old English (ang)
fordrenċan Old English (ang)
fordrencan Old English (ang) To make drunk, intoxicate, inebriate.
fordrenchen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as fordrenchen

Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forneh forseen forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven
Descendants of drencan
Descendants of drenċan
drenklen drinkelen drinklen