Forthgang meaning

(UK dialectal) The entertainment given a bride at the departure of her own, or her father's, house.
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(intransitive, obsolete) To go forth.
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Origin of forthgang

  • From Middle English forthgang, forthgong, from Old English forþgang (“a going forth, progress, advance, success, privy, drain, purging, evacuation”), from Proto-Germanic *furþa- (“forth”), *gangaz (“going”), equivalent to forth- +‎ gang. Cognate with Dutch voortgang (“progress, advancement, process, movement”), German Fortgang (“progress”), Swedish fortgång (“progression”).

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  • From Middle English forthgangen, from Old English forþgangan (“to go forth”), equivalent to forth- +‎ gang.

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