Forstand meaning

To stand against; oppose; withstand.
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(UK dialectal) To understand; comprehend.
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Origin of forstand

  • From Middle English forstanden, from Old English forstandan (“to defend, help, protect, withstand, prevent, hinder, resist, oppose, benefit, avail, understand, signify, be equal to”), from Proto-Germanic *farstandaną, *frastandaną (“to understand, oppose”), equivalent to for- +‎ stand. Cognate with Dutch verstaan (“to understand”), German verstehen (“to understand”), Swedish förstå (“to comprehend, understand”).
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