forcasten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally the past participle of obsolete forcast ‎(to cast away); also from Middle English forcasten, a variant of forcast ‎(rejected, cast away), past participle of forcasten ‎(to cast away, reject), of North Germanic origin, compare Danish forkaste ‎(to reject), Swedish förkasta ‎(to reject), equivalent to for- +‎ cast.

Adjective[edit]

forcasten ‎(comparative more forcasten, superlative most forcasten)

  1. (obsolete) Felled, fallen.
  2. (archaic, Britain dialectal) Cast away, rejected; neglected; not used, cast off.
    • 1891, Samuel Rutherford, Letters of Samuel Rutherford:
      I think Christ lieth like an old forcasten castle, forsaken of the inhabitants; all men run away now from Him.
  3. (dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Abandoned; forlorn.
    • 1976, David Craig, Scottish literature and the Scottish people:
      They dread full ill I was right poor, By my forcasten company.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From for- +‎ casten ‎(to throw, cast), of North Germanic origin, compare Danish forkaste ‎(to reject), Swedish förkasta ‎(to reject).

Verb[edit]

forcasten

  1. to reject, cast away
  2. alternative past participle of forcasten

Adjective[edit]

forcasten

  1. neglected