Forsake etymology


English word forsake comes from Proto-Germanic *firi- (Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.), Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g-

Etymology of forsake

Detailed word origin of forsake

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*firi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.
*seh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to seek out
*sh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sakaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
sacan Old English (ang) To accuse, blame. To argue, disagree. To fight.
*frasakaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To renounce; forsake.
forsacan Old English (ang) To oppose, give up (something), renounce. To refuse what is given, decline; withsay.
forsaken Middle English (enm)
forsake English (en) To abandon, to give up, to leave (permanently), to renounce.

Words with the same origin as forsake

Descendants of *seh₂g-

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