(third-person singular simple present forbises, present participle forbising, simple past and past participle forbised)
From Middle English forbise, forbisen (vb.), from earlier forbisenen (vb.), from forbisen (“example”, noun), from Old English forebȳsen (“example”), from fore- + bȳsen (“model, exemplar, pattern, parable, command”), from Proto-Germanic *būsniz (“command, precept”), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną (“to ask, beg”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, perceive fully”). Cognate with Old Saxon am-busan (“a command, precept”), Gothic (anabusns, “a command”), Old Norse bȳsn (“wonder, premonition”). More at bid.