Middle English Dictionary Entry

fortọ̄̆ adv. & particle (with infinitive)
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Used purposively: in order to, so as to.
Used concessively: although, even if.
(a) Used simply as inf. particle: to; (b) shortli ~ seien (tellen), to speak briefly, in short; soth ~ tellen, to tell the truth; as ~ speken of, to speak of, speaking of; as ~ feinen, as for feigning; etc.