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forbode

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Etymology 1Edit

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.

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NounEdit

forbode (plural forbodes)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

forbode

  1. obsolete simple past tense of forbid.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English foreboden, from Old English forebodian (to announce, declare), equivalent to fore- +‎ bode.

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VerbEdit

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

  1. To portend or foretell, especially of ill; to serve as a sign or ill omen.
    The dark clouds forbode of fierce storms.
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