forbite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forbiten (to bite up), from Old English forbītan, equivalent to for- +‎ bite. Cognate with West Frisian forbite (to forbite), Dutch verbijten (to forbite), Low German verbīten (to forbite), German verbeissen (to forbite). More at for-, bite.

Verb[edit]

forbite (third-person singular simple present forbites, present participle forbiting, simple past forbit, past participle forbitten)

  1. To bite up, bite to pieces.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forbite

  1. feminine plural of forbito