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Is the prefix "for" in "forgo" used as a preposition?

The following information is extracted from The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1995). In this source, "for-" is considered to be a prefix from OE that is no longer productive. There is ...
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Is the prefix "for" in "forgo" used as a preposition?

Merriam-Webster gives the first sense of the prefix for- as “so as to involve prohibition, exclusion, omission, failure, neglect, or refusal.” Thus we have not only forgo, but such other words as ...
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