forsetten etymology

Middle English word forsetten comes from Old English settan (To set, establish, place, make.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of forsetten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
settan Old English (ang) To set, establish, place, make.
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.
forsettan Old English (ang) To oppress, press down.. To stop up, block, obstruct.
forsetten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forsetten

Descendants of settan
besetten setten upset upsetten withsetten withsetting
Descendants of for-
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