forthinken etymology

Middle English word forthinken comes from English think, Old English fōre-, Old English þenċan, English for-, and later Old English foreþencan (To think beforehand; forethink.)

Detailed word origin of forthinken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
think English (eng) (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.. (intransitive) To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that).. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.. (transitive) To guess; to reckon.. (transitive) To ponder, to go over in one's [...]
fōre- Old English (ang)
þenċan Old English (ang)
for- English (eng) (dialectal) Very; excessively.. (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.. (no longer productive) Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
foreþencan Old English (ang) To think beforehand; forethink.
forthynken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forthinken

Descendants of think
forethynken forthynken
Descendants of fōre-
for- forbarren forbeaten forcasten forcleven forcoveren fore- foresetten foretokne forgreithen forhed forscheawen forspeche forwiten
Descendants of þenċan
thenchen thenken thinchen thinken thynken umbethenken ȝeþencen