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See also: lofé

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lofe, lof (praise, price), from Old English lof (praise, glory, repute, song of praise, hymn), from Proto-Germanic *lubą (praise, permission), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (to love, like). Cognate with Scots lofe (an offer), North Frisian lof (praise), Dutch lof (praise, glory, commendation), German Lob (praise, commendation, tribute), Icelandic lof (praise).

NounEdit

lofe (plural lofes)

  1. (UK dialectal) An offer; choice; an opportunity; chance.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English loven, from Old English lofian (to praise, exalt, appraise, value, set a price on), from Proto-Germanic *lubōną (to praise, vow), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (to love, like). Cognate with Scots lofe, love (to offer at a price), North Frisian lowe (to vow, swear), Dutch loven (to praise, bless, commend), German loben (to praise, laud, commend), Icelandic lofa (to promise, praise, allow). More at love (Etymology 3).

VerbEdit

lofe (third-person singular simple present lofes, present participle lofing, simple past and past participle lofed)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To praise; commend.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To offer; offer at a price; expose for sale.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lofe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lofer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lofer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lofer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of lofer
  5. second-person singular imperative of lofer