for-faran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-faran
p. -fór, pl. -fóron; pp. -faren [for-, faran to go] . I. to go or pass away, perish; perīre Seó scipfyrd [MS. scipfyrde] ælmǽst earmlíce forfór almost all the ship-force perished miserably, Chr. 1091; Erl. 227, 35. Hí mǽst ealle forfóron they almost all perished, 910; Erl. 101, 8, 33: 1096; Erl. 233, 22. II. to cause to pass away, cause to perish, to destroy; perdĕre Forfare hý man mid ealle let a man totally destroy them, L. E. G. 11; Th. i. 174, 2: L. C. S. 4; Th. i. 378, 9. Ðæt man ða sáwla ne forfare ðe Grist mid his agenum lífe gebohte that a man cause not the souls to perish which Christ bought with his own life, L. C. S. 3; Th. i. 378, 2. Wæs swíðe feala manna forfaren very many men were destroyed, Chr. 1025; Erl. 163, 10. Mycel orfes wæs ðæs geáres forfaren much cattle was destroyed this year, 1041; Erl. 169, 8. Wearþ micel his heres forfaren many of his army were destroyed, 1067; Erl. 204, 9. Fordoes ł forfæras perdiderit, Mt. Kmb. Lind. 10, 39.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.