forwaxen etymology

Middle English word forwaxen comes from Old English weaxan (To increase. To wax, grow.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of forwaxen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
weaxan Old English (ang) To increase. To wax, grow.
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.
forweaxan Old English (ang) To overgrow, swell, grow too much; wax wrongly; grow away.
forwaxen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as forwaxen

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