forworth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forworthen, from Old English forweorþan (to perish, pass away, vanish; deteriorate, sicken), from Proto-Germanic *frawerþaną (to perish, come to ruin), equivalent to for- (away, wrongly, badly) +‎ worth (to turn into, become). Cognate with Dutch verworden.

Verb[edit]

forworth (third-person singular simple present forworths, present participle forworthing, simple past forworthed or forword, past participle forworthed or forworthen or forworden)

  1. (intransitive, rare, now chiefly dialectal) To perish; come to nought or ruin; go wrong.
  2. (intransitive, rare, now chiefly dialectal) To degenerate (into); become (something inferior); come to.

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