from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of forgive


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  • Caunterbury (thilke that sownen into synne), the book of the Leoun, and many another book, if they were in my remembrance; and many a song and many a leccherous lay, that Crist for his grete mercy foryeve me the synne.

    The Canterbury Tales

  • Crist have mercy on me, and foryeve me my giltes; and namely, of my translaciouns and enditynges of worldly vanitees, the whiche I revoke in my retracciouns;

    The Canterbury Tales


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