fortee

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forteen, from Old English fortēon (to mislead, seduce; draw over, cover, obscure), equivalent to for- +‎ tee. Cognate with West Frisian fortsjen (to move out, depart), German verziehen (to warp, stretch, spoil, move away).

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Verb[edit]

fortee (third-person singular simple present fortees, present participle forteeing, simple past forteed or fortow, past participle forteed or fortown)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To draw away (to evil, sin, etc.); seduce.