Old English Edit

Etymology Edit

From ofer- +‎ gān. Cognate with Old High German ubargān.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌo.ferˈɡɑːn/, [ˌo.verˈɡɑːn]

Verb Edit


  1. to overspread, overrun, conquer, be over anything, come upon, attack; onfall
  2. to go or pass over a limit, transgress
  3. to go across, traverse, pass off or away, come to an end

Conjugation Edit

Descendants Edit

  • Middle English: overgon