foreseen etymology

Middle English word foreseen comes from Old English sēon, Old English fore-, Old English seon (To see.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of foreseen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sēon Old English (ang)
fore- Old English (ang) Before, in front of, pro-. First, prime, occupying a prominent position. Very, supremely, foremost.
seon Old English (ang) To see.
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.
forsēon Old English (ang)
foresēon Old English (ang)
forseon Old English (ang) To overlook.. To reject, neglect, renounce. To scorn, be ashamed of, despise; see as bad or wrong.
foreseon Old English (ang) To see beforehand; foresee, provide.
forsen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as foreseen

Descendants of sēon
forseen ouerseen seen þurhsen
Descendants of fore-
biforesenden forbisen fore- forestall forestallen forethynken forgan forhed forstal
Descendants of seon
asen beseen besein besene forsen ouverseen overseen wel besein
Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forneh forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven