foryiven etymology

Middle English word foryiven comes from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, Old English giefan (To give.), Proto-Germanic *firi- (Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.), Old English for-

Detailed word origin of foryiven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gebaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
giefan Old English (ang) To give.
*firi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.
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.
ġiefan Old English (ang)
*fragebaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To forgive. To give, grant.
forgiefan Old English (ang) To forgive (in translation of Latin perdonare). To give up, bestow, grant.
forġiefan Old English (ang)
forȝiven Middle English (enm) To forgive.

Words with the same origin as foryiven

Descendants of *gebaną
forgiven forȝiven
Descendants of giefan
yeven yiven ȝiven
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