forsay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forsayen (to renounce), from Old English forseċġan (to accuse, accuse falsely, slander, speak about, discourse on), equivalent to for- +‎ say. Cognate with German versagen (to refuse, deny), Swedish försäga (to misspeak, say too much). More at for-, say.

Verb[edit]

forsay (third-person singular simple present forsays, present participle forsaying, simple past and past participle forsaid)

  1. (archaic) to forbid
  2. (archaic) to renounce
  3. (archaic) to deny, gainsay
  4. (archaic) to forsake

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