forwerpen etymology

Middle English word forwerpen comes from Old English weorpan (To throw, cast down, warp.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of forwerpen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
weorpan Old English (ang) To throw, cast down, warp.
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.
forweorpan Old English (ang) To cast away, throw away, reject.
forwerpen Middle English (enm) (transitive) to cast out, reject, abandon, banish. (transitive) to neglect; to refrain from doing. (transitive) to renounce, forsay. (transitive) to shed, cast off. (transitive) to waste.

Words with the same origin as forwerpen

Descendants of weorpan
weorpen werpen werpling worpen
Descendants of for-
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