forneh etymology

Middle English word forneh comes from Old English nēah, Old English for-, Old English fornēah, and later Old English forneah (Very nearly, nigh, nearly, almost, about.)

Detailed word origin of forneh

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nēah Old English (ang)
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.
fornēah Old English (ang)
forneah Old English (ang) Very nearly, nigh, nearly, almost, about.
forneah Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forneh

Descendants of nēah
forneah negh neigh neygh neȝ nigh nye nygh nyȝ
Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forseen forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven