• From Middle English forge, from Old French forge, early Old French faverge, from Latin fabrica ("workshop"), from faber (genitive fabri). Cognate with Franco-Provençal favèrge.
  • From Middle English forgen, from Anglo-Norman forger and Old French forgier, from Latin fabrico ("to frame, construct, build").
  • Make way, move ahead, most likely an alteration of force, but perhaps from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.

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