Definitions

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  • n. Foresight; the ability to see, predict, or perceive future events.
  • v. To entice; seduce.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forspannen, forspanen, from Old English forspanan ("to mislead, lead astray, seduce, entice"), from Proto-Germanic *farspananan, *fraspananan (“to allure”), equivalent to for- +‎ span. Cognate with Middle High German verspanen ("to tempt, entice").

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From fore- +‎ span.

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