Forshape meaning

(UK dialectal) To metamorphose; change the shape of; transform.

Unkindelich he was transformed, That he which erst a man was formed, Into a woman was forshape[n]. ― Gower.

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(UK dialectal) To put out of shape; distort; make misshapen; disfigure.
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Origin of forshape

  • From Middle English forshapen, forschapen (“to transform”), from Old English forscapan (“to transform”), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + *skapjaną, equivalent to for- +‎ shape. Cognate with German verschaffen (“to provide, supply, furnish”), Swedish förskapa (“to cut out”).
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