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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fraberaną (to hold back, endure), equivalent to for- +‎ beran. Cognate with Old Frisian forbera (to forfeit), Middle High German verbërn (to have not; abstain), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌰𐌽 (frabairan, to endure).

VerbEdit

forberan

  1. To abstain, refrain, restrain, forbear; bear away from; keep away from.
  2. To endure, suffer.

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