forkerven etymology

Middle English word forkerven comes from Old English for-, Old English ċeorfan

Detailed word origin of forkerven

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.
ċeorfan Old English (ang)
forceorfan Old English (ang) To cut or carve out or away, cut through, cut asunder, divide.
forkerven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forkerven

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 ċeorfan