Definition for forgat (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
Origin of forget
Examples from the Web for forgat
He forgat not his courtesy, but gave it into the hand of the maiden, and drew forth his good sword.The Romance of Morien|Jessie L. Weston
And they forgat the wind-swept ways And angry fords of the flitting-days.Poems by the Way|William Morris
Two packs of the king's good dogs did Guingamor take with him, and forgat not the bloodhound.Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, Bisclaveret|Marie De France
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
A very pestilent heretic, that Queen Mary should have burned, and forgat.Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for forgat (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for forgat (2 of 2)
verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got
- to act in an improper manner
- to be unselfish
- to be deep in thought
Word Origin for forget
Word Origin and History for forgat
Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.
Idioms and Phrases with forgat
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget