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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *frastandaną, equivalent to for- +‎ standan.

VerbEdit

forstandan

  1. To stand for, defend; shield, help, benefit.
  2. To be good for, avail, profit.
  3. To be as good as, stand as the same or equivalent of.
  4. To stand against; gainstand, withstand, hinder, stop (someone).
  5. To understand.

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