Origin of foreshowMiddle English foreshewen ; from Old English foresceawian
transitive verbfore·showed, fore·shown or fore·showed, fore·show·ing, fore·shows
(third-person singular simple present foreshows, present participle foreshowing, simple past foreshowed, past participle foreshown)
From Middle English foreschewen, from Old English forescēawian (“to foreshow, foresee; preordain, decree, appoint; provide, furnish with”), equivalent to fore- + show. Cognate with Dutch voorschouwen, German vorschauen.
- (obsolete) A manifestation in advance; a prior indication.
From fore- + show.