bode

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See also: Bode, bøde, and bódé

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English boden, from Old English bodian (announce, foretell), from Proto-Germanic *budōną (to proclaim, announce, lere, instruct), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be awake, perceive fully). Related to Old English boda (messenger, forerunner), Dutch bode (messenger, harbinger), German Bote (messenger), from Proto-Germanic *budô (messenger). See bid. Compare also Old Saxon gibod, German Gebot, Old Norse boð).

Since 1740 also a shortening of forebode

Verb[edit]

bode (third-person singular simple present bodes, present participle boding, simple past and past participle boded)

  1. To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend; to presage; to foreshow.
  2. (intransitive) To foreshow something; to augur.
    • Dryden
      Whatever now / The omen proved, it boded well to you.
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Noun[edit]

bode (plural bodes)

  1. An omen; a foreshadowing.
    • Chaucer
      The owl eke, that of death the bode bringeth.
  2. (obsolete or dialect) A bid; an offer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  3. A messenger; a herald.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robertson to this entry?)
  4. A stop; a halting; delay.

Etymology 2[edit]

  • inflected form of bide

Verb[edit]

bode

  1. simple past tense of bide
    • Tennyson
      There that night they bode.

References[edit]

  • bode” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001). [1]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bode, from Old Dutch *bodo, from Proto-Germanic *budô. Related to Proto-Germanic *buþą (compare Old Swedish gibod).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bode m, f (plural boden or bodes, diminutive bodetje n)

  1. messenger
  2. servant

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Verb[edit]

bode

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of bieden

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *bodo, from Proto-Germanic *budô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bōde m

  1. messenger
  2. servant

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Portuguese[edit]

bode

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Probably of pre-Roman (Iberia) origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bode m (plural bodes)

  1. goat buck



Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bode m (plural bodes)

  1. goat buck

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

bode

  1. dative singular of bod