From Middle English upberen, equivalent to up- + bear.
upbear (third-person singular simple present upbears, present participle upbearing, simple past upbore, past participle upborne or upbore)
- (transitive) To bear up; raise aloft; support in an elevated situation; sustain.
- One short sigh of breath, upbore Even to the seat of God. — John Milton
- A monstrous wave upbore the chief, and dashed him on the craggy shore. — Alexander Pope