Forworth meaning

(intransitive, rare, now chiefly dialectal) To perish; come to nought or ruin; go wrong.
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(intransitive, rare, now chiefly dialectal) To degenerate (into); become (something inferi); come to.
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Origin of forworth

  • From Middle English forworthen, from Old English forweorþan (“to perish, pass away, vanish; deteriorate, sicken”), from Proto-Germanic *frawerþaną (“to perish, come to ruin”), equivalent to for- (“away, wrongly, badly”) +‎ worth (“to turn into, become”).
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