forealdien etymology

Middle English word forealdien comes from Old English for-, Old English ealdian

Detailed word origin of forealdien

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.
ealdian Old English (ang)
forealdian Old English (ang) (of dead matter) To get worn out with long use, decay through being kept to long.. (of living things) To grow weak with age.. (of time) To run out, expire.. To grow or wax old, become old.
forolden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forealdien

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