forbode

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English forbode, forbod, from Old English forbod (a forbidding, prohibition), from Proto-Germanic *frabudą (prohibition), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be awake, fully perceive), equivalent to for- +‎ bode. Cognate with Dutch verbod, German Verbot, Danish forbud, Swedish förbud. More at forbid.

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Noun[edit]

forbode (plural forbodes)

  1. (archaic) A forbidding, prohibition.
  2. (archaic) A command forbidding a thing.
    God's/The Lord's forbode

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English forbēad/forbudon, past tense forms of forbēodan (to forbid). More at forbid.

Verb[edit]

forbode

  1. obsolete simple past tense of forbid.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

forbode (third-person singular simple present forbodes, present participle forboding, simple past and past participle forboded)

  1. Alternative form of forebode
Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • forbode at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Adjective[edit]

forbode

  1. neuter singular of forboden

Verb[edit]

forbode

  1. past participle of forby
  2. past participle of forbyde