Forthirst meaning

(obsolete) To be very thirsty; be dying of thirst.
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Origin of forthirst

From Middle English forthyrsten, from Old English *forþyrstan (“to be athirst”), from Proto-Germanic *fur- (“for-”), *þurstijaną (“to thirst”), equivalent to for- +‎ thirst. Cognate with Low German verdörsten (“to forthirst”), German verdursten (“to die of thirst”), Danish fortørste (“to forthirst”).