forwyrcan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frawurkijaną, equivalent to for- +‎ wyrċan. Cognate with German verwirken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /forˈwyr.t͡ʃɑn/, [forˈwyrˠ.t͡ʃɑn]

Verb[edit]

forwyrċan

  1. to work wrongfully, do wrong, sin
  2. to destroy through wrongful working; work up or away
  3. to forfeit, lose by evildoing
  4. to be guilty

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: forwirken, forwerken, forwurchen