forleden etymology

Middle English word forleden comes from Old English for-, Old English lǣdan, Old English lædan, Old English fōrelǣdan

Detailed word origin of forleden

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.
lǣdan Old English (ang)
lædan Old English (ang) To bring, take. To carry, convey. To guide, conduct. To lead.
fōrelǣdan Old English (ang)
forlǣdan Old English (ang)
forlædan Old English (ang) To lead to harm, bring to wound or destroy.. To seduce, mislead; lead away, lead off.
forleden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forleden

Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleren forneh forseen forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven
Descendants of lǣdan
lede leden leder leed