forseen etymology

Middle English word forseen comes from Old English fore-, Old English for-, Old English sēon, Old English seon (To see.)

Detailed word origin of forseen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fore- Old English (ang) Before, in front of, pro-. First, prime, occupying a prominent position. Very, supremely, foremost.
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.
sēon Old English (ang)
seon Old English (ang) To see.
forsēon Old English (ang)
foresēon Old English (ang)
foreseon Old English (ang) To see beforehand; foresee, provide.
forseon Old English (ang) To overlook.. To reject, neglect, renounce. To scorn, be ashamed of, despise; see as bad or wrong.
foreseen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forseen

Descendants of fore-
biforesenden forbisen fore- foreseen forestall forestallen forethynken forgan forhed forstal
Descendants of for-
for- forbarren forbeaten forblowen forbowen forbrinnen forburnen forcleven forclingen fordrenchen fordriven fordwinen forgreithen forleden forleren forneh forsetten forshetten forspeken forstoppen forwaxen forwerpen foryiven forȝiven
Descendants of sēon
ouerseen seen þurhsen
Descendants of seon
asen beseen besein besene forsen ouverseen overseen wel besein