forspeken etymology

Middle English word forspeken comes from Old English sprecan (To speak.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of forspeken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sprecan Old English (ang) To speak.
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.
forsprecan Old English (ang) To deny; gainsay; forsay.. To speak against, speak ill of, denounce.. To speak amiss or wrongly.
forspeken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forspeken

Descendants of sprecan
spak spake speken
Descendants of for-
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