Forsling meaning

(archaic) To swallow down; gobble up.
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Origin of forsling

  • From Middle Dutch verslinden, from Old Dutch *farslindan (“to devour”), from Proto-Germanic *farslindaną, *fraslindaną (“to devour”), equivalent to for- +‎ Proto-Germanic *slindaną (“to devour”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“to sneak, creep”). Cognate with Dutch verslinden (“to devour”), Middle Low German vorslinden (“to devour, eat up”), German verschlinden, verschlingen (“to devour, swallow up”), Gothic [script?] (fraslindan, “to gobble, swallow, devour”).

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