forsayen etymology

Middle English word forsayen comes from Old English for-, Old English secgan (To say, tell, declare.), Old English seċġan

Detailed word origin of forsayen

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.
secgan Old English (ang) To say, tell, declare.
seċġan Old English (ang)
forseċġan Old English (ang)
forsecgan Old English (ang) To say against, accuse, deny; say away.. To say wrongly, say ill.
forsayen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forsayen

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 secgan
besayen foresayen seggen seien seyen
Descendants of seċġan