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  • v. To go out of the way; go astray; err; make a mistake; sin.

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From Late Middle English forwayen, forweyen ("to go astay, go out of the way"), partly equivalent to for- +‎ way (compare Old English forweġan ("to overcome, kill")); and partly continuing, in altered form, Middle English forveien, forsveien, forvoyen ("to err, go astray"), from Old French forsveer, forvoier ("to go astray, err").

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