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From Middle English forthgon, forthgan, from Old English forþgān (to go forth, advance, proceed, pass by, go away, go on, precede, succeed), from Proto-Germanic *furþa- (forth), *gāną (to go), equivalent to forth- +‎ go. Cognate with Dutch voortgaan (to continue, proceed, go ahead), German fortgehen (to go away, leave, depart, blin), Swedish fortgå (to continue, go on, proceed).


forthgo (third-person singular simple present forthgoes, present participle forthgoing, simple past forthwent, past participle forthgone)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To go forth; proceed.

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