forthnim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forthnimen, equivalent to forth- +‎ nim. Compare Dutch voortnemen ‎(to continue to take), German fortnehmen ‎(to take away).

Verb[edit]

forthnim ‎(third-person singular simple present forthnims, present participle forthnimming, simple past forthnam or forthnimmed, past participle forthnum or forthnumb or forthnimmed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To take away; destroy.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To go away.