From Middle English abandounen, from Old French abandoner, formed from à + bandon, from Late Latin bannum, bannus, bandum, from Frankish *ban, *bann, from Proto-Germanic *bannaną (compare English ban), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- ("to speak"). See also ban, banal.
Displaced Middle English forleten, from Old English forlǣtan, anforlǣtan; see forlet; and Middle English forleven, from Old English forlǣfan; see forleave.
From French, from Old French abandon, from Old French abondonner.
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