Origin of Forbid
From Middle English forbeden, from Old English forbēodan (“to forbid, prohibit, restrain, refuse, repeal, annul”), equivalent to for- (“from, away”) + bid (“to offer, proclaim”). Cognate with Dutch verbieden (“to forbid”), German verbieten (“to forbid”), Danish forbyde (“to forbid”), Swedish förbjuda (“to forbid”), Gothic (faurbiudan).
Middle English forbidden, forbeden from Old English forbēodan bheudh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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