forbear (v.) Look up forbear at Dictionary.com
"to abstain," Old English forberan "bear up against, control one's feelings, endure," from for- + beran "to bear" (see bear (v.)). Related: Forbearer; forbearing; forbore.
forbear (n.) Look up forbear at Dictionary.com
"ancestor," late 15c., from fore "before" + be-er "one who exists;" agent noun from be.