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Noun: forbear  'for,behr
  1. A person from whom you are descended
    - forebear
Verb: forbear (forbore,forborne)  'for,behr
  1. Refrain from doing
    "she forbore a snicker";
    - hold back
     
  2. Resist doing something
    "she could not forbear weeping";
    - refrain

Sounds like: fore

Derived forms: forbearing, forbears, forbore, forborne

Type of: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root