forgon etymology

Middle English word forgon comes from Old English for-, Old English gān, Old English gan (To go.)

Detailed word origin of forgon

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.
gān Old English (ang)
gan Old English (ang) To go.
forgān Old English (ang)
forgan Old English (ang) To abstain from, pass over, neglect, forgo; go away from.
forgon Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forgon

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 gān
begon bigon forgan forthgoing forthgon gan gang gangen gon gong gongen goon igon misgang ofgon outgon overgon togon umbegon upgang upgon withgon þurhgon ȝegan
Descendants of gan
forthgan goo thurhgon