From Middle English forbode, forbod, from Old English forbod (“a forbidding, prohibition”), from Proto-Germanic *furbudą (“prohibition”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, fully perceive”). Cognate with Dutch verbod, German Verbot, Danish forbud, Swedish förbud. More at forbid.
forbode (plural forbodes)
- obsolete simple past tense of .
- forebode (much more commonly used)
- To portend or foretell, especially of ill; to serve as a sign or ill omen.
- The dark clouds forbode of fierce storms.