forswelgan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fraswelganą, equivalent to for- +‎ swelgan. Cognate with Old Saxon farswelgan, Old High German firswelgan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /forˈswel.ɡɑn/, [forˈsweɫ.ɣɑn]

Verb[edit]

forswelgan

  1. to swallow up, devour
  2. to absorb

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: forswolewen, forswoluwen, etc...