Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A going forth; progression; advancement.
  • n. The entertainment given a bride at the departure of her own, or her father's, house.
  • v. To go forth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A going forth.

Etymologies

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"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English forthgangen, from Old English forþgangan ("to go forth"), equivalent to forth- +‎ gang. (Wiktionary)

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