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forby

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[ fawr-bahy ]
/ fɔrˈbaɪ /
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preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.

close by; near.

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Origin of forby

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at for-, by1
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forby

forbye

/ (fɔːˈbaɪ, Scottish fərˈbaɪ) /

preposition, adverb Scot

besides; in addition (to)
obsolete near; nearby
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