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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