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Re: Help with meaning "Urschwinge" for name Archaeopteryx
Although German fort means “away,” I would point out that some
> German verbs with fort such as fortschreiten mean to “stride forward,
> to advance, to progress”--
Never "stride forward"; it only has metaphorical meanings, like indeed
"to advance" and "to progress" but also "to proceed"; the noun,
Fortschritt, means "progress".
and fortbewegen means “to move ahead.”
Oh no, it means "to locomote". No direction is implied, just "away from
_However_, what I don't know is how all of this may have changed since
the 1860s. Standard German has been changing a lot more quickly than
Standard English, let alone Standard French, in its vocabulary and (to a
lesser extent) grammar.
Maybe “hopped along” would be a better fit.
That would be _entlanggehüpft_ and trigger the question "along what?" --
nowadays anyway, see above.