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  • adj. Felled, fallen.
  • adj. Cast away, rejected; neglected; not used, cast off.
  • adj. Abandoned; forlorn.

Etymologies

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Originally the past participle of obsolete forcast ("to cast away"); also from Middle English forcasten, a variant of forcast ("rejected, cast away"), past participle of forcasten ("to cast away, reject"), of North Germanic origin, compare Danish forkaste ("to reject"), Swedish förkasta ("to reject"), equivalent to for- +‎ cast.

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