fortreden etymology

Middle English word fortreden comes from Old English tredan (To step on, trample.), Old English for-, Proto-Germanic *fratrudaną

Detailed word origin of fortreden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tredan Old English (ang) To step on, trample.
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.
*fratrudaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
fortredan Old English (ang) To tread upon, tread utterly down on, tread under foot.
fortreden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as fortreden

Descendants of tredan
bitreden treden
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