overgon etymology

Middle English word overgon comes from Old English gān, Old English gan (To go.), Old English ofer-

Detailed word origin of overgon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gān Old English (ang)
gan Old English (ang) To go.
ofer- Old English (ang) Used to form nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions having intensive force, or with a sense of "going over, above".
ofergān Old English (ang)
ofergan Old English (ang) To go across, traverse, pass off or away, come to an end.. To go or pass over a limit, transgress.. To overspread, overrun, conquer, be over anything, come upon, attack; onfall.
overgon Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as overgon

Descendants of gān
begon bigon forgan forgon forthgoing forthgon gan gang gangen gon gong gongen goon igon misgang ofgon outgon togon umbegon upgang upgon withgon þurhgon ȝegan
Descendants of gan
forthgan goo thurhgon
Descendants of ofer-
ouerclimben over hede over- over-hed overbiden overborde overcomen overdeed overdriven overhebben overholden overlayen overlepen overleven overliven overreden oversenden oversetten overshadwen overspreden overthrouen overwerken overwinnen owerheved