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- n. A forbidding, prohibition.
- n. A command forbidding a thing.
- v. obsolete simple past tense of forbid.
- v. To portend or foretell, especially of ill; to serve as a sign or ill omen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete forms of forbidden, past participle of forbid.
From Middle English forbode, forbod, from Old English forbod ("a forbidding, prohibition"), from Proto-Germanic *fur-budan (“prohibition”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, fully perceive”). Cognate with Dutch verbod, German Verbot, Danish forbud, Swedish förbud. More at forbid. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, from Old English forbēad/forbudon, past tense forms of forbēodan ("to forbid"). More at forbid. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English foreboden, from Old English forebodian ("to announce, declare"), equivalent to fore- + bode. (Wiktionary)