Forby definitions

fôrbī
Besides.
preposition
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Uncommon; out of the ordinary; extraordinary; superior.

He's a forbye man.

adjective
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Uncommonly; exceptionally.

He was forby kind.

adverb
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Past; by; beyond.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Beyond; past; more than; greater than; over and above; moreover.
preposition
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic, of time) Past; gone by; over.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Near; beside; by, close to.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) On one side; out of the way.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Besides; in addition to; as well as; not to mention.

There was other six forby me.

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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) With the exception of; not taking into account.
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Origin of forby

From Middle English forby, forbi, of Middle Low German or North Germanic origin, equivalent to fore- +‎ by. Compare Dutch voorbij (“past”), Low German vorbi, vörbi, German vorbei (“gone, past”), Danish forbi, Swedish förbi. More at fore, by.