• From Middle English abod, abad, from Old English ābād, first person past singular indicative of ābīdan; see abide. Cognate with Scots abade, abaid. For the change of nouns, compare abode, preterite of abide.
  • From an alteration (with bode) of Middle English abeden ("to announce"), from Old English ābēodan ("to command, proclaim"), from a- + bēodan. Superficial analysis is a- + bode.

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