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Originally the potential conjugation of root verb 延ぶ (nobu, “to spread something”), used to mean "to make something widely known".
- To express or state something.
izen ni nobeta tōri
- as stated previously
Usage notes 
A common construction for using this verb would be:
- 言う (いう, iu): to say
- 語る (かたる, kataru): to tell a story or tale
- 説く (とく, toku): to explain
- 告げる (つげる, tsugeru): to pass along something