forgiefan

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fragebaną, corresponding to for- +‎ ġiefan. Cognate with Old Saxon fargevan, Middle Dutch vergeven (Dutch vergeven), Old High German fargeban (German vergeben), Old Norse fyrigefa (Icelandic fyrirgefa), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (fragiban).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /forˈji͜y.fɑn/, [forˈji͜y.vɑn]

VerbEdit

forġiefan (West Saxon)

  1. to give
  2. to forgive (+dative a person) (+accusative for something)

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