From Middle English forwounden, forwunden, from Old English forwundian (“to wound”), from Proto-Germanic *frawundōną (“to wound, injure”), equivalent to for- + wound. Cognate with Middle Low German vorwunden (“to forwound”), Dutch verwonden (“to injure, hurt, wound, gore”), German verwunden (“to wound, injure”). More at for-, wound.
forwound (third-person singular simple present forwounds, present participle forwounding, simple past and past participle forwounded)
- (transitive, obsolete) To wound or injure severely.
1894, Sir Mungo William MacCallum, Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Arthurian story from the XVIth century:
- And Arthur was forwounded with a broad spear of slaughter; fifteen cruel wounds had he, in the least one might thrust two gloves.