bode (v.) Look up bode at Dictionary.com
Old English bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from Proto-Germanic *budon- (source also of Old Saxon gibod, German gebot, Old Norse boð), from PIE root *bheudh- "be aware, make aware." As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740. Related: Boded; boding.