Forget etymology


English word forget comes from Proto-Germanic *getaną, Proto-Germanic *firi- (Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.)

Etymology of forget

Detailed word origin of forget

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*getaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*firi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.
*fragetaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To forget (i.e. to lose hold of in one's mind). To lose hold of.
forġietan Old English (ang)
forgietan Old English (ang) To forget.
forȝeten Middle English (enm)
forget English (en) (intransitive) To cease remembering.. (slang) euphemism for fuck, screw (a mild oath).. (transitive) To lose remembrance of.. (transitive) To unintentionally leave something behind.. (transitive) To unintentionally not do, neglect.