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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Mapudungun lof (community).

NounEdit

lof (plural lofs)

  1. Community, tribe: basic social organization of the Mapuche, Huilliche, and Picunche peoples, a (familial) clan which recognizes the authority of a lonco.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lof, from Old Dutch lof, from Proto-Germanic *lubą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (love).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lof m (uncountable)

  1. praise
    Antonym: blaam

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From loof

NounEdit

lof n (uncountable)

  1. Clipping of witlof (chicory).

MapudungunEdit

NounEdit

lof

  1. community

SynonymsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch lof, from Proto-Germanic *lubą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (love).

NounEdit

lof m, n

  1. praise
  2. prestige

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lof”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • lof (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English lof (praise, glory, song of praise, hymn), from Proto-Germanic *lubą.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /lɔf/

NounEdit

lof

  1. praise, glory
    • a. 1225, “In Dominica Palmarum”, in Morris, Richard, editor, Old English Homilies and Homiletic Treatises[1], published 1868, page 7:
      Drihten, þu dest þe lof of milc drinkende childre muðe.
      Lord, out of milk-drinking children's mouths thou bringest forth praise.
    • 1422, Yonge, James, “The Gouvernaunce of Prynces, or Pryvete of Pryveteis”, in Steele, Robert; Henderson, T, editors, Three Prose Versions of the Secreta Secretorum[2], translation of Secretum Secretorum by anon., published 1898, lines 15–18, page 136:
      For evyll workys may noght be y-hyde anente the Pepill: for the wyche thynge lese he moste his lof, his roialme shall fall, the crovne of his honnoure and of his reuerence he moste faille.
  2. price, value
  3. reputation, honour
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hlāf (bread, loaf, morsel), form Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /lɔːf/

NounEdit

lof

  1. A loaf or portion of bread.
  2. Bread in general.
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English lōf.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /loːf/

NounEdit

lof

  1. A set of tongs.
ReferencesEdit

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

lof m (plural lofs)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) luff

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *lubą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (love). Cognate with Old Saxon lof, Dutch lof, Old High German lob (German Lob), Old Norse lof (Swedish lov). Related to lēof, lufu, lofian.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lof n

  1. praise, glory
  2. song of praise, hymn
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *lōfô. Cognate with Icelandic lófi, Gothic 𐌻𐍉𐍆𐌰 (lōfa).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lōf m (nominative plural lōfas)

  1. (anatomy) the palm of the hand
    • (Can we date this quote?) (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Hæfde sigora weard on þam wangstede wǣre betolden lēofne lēodfruman mid lōfe sīnum []
InflectionEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lubą (praise), whence also German Lob. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (to love).

NounEdit

lof n

  1. praise
  2. leave, permission
  3. (plural only) license
    þeir skulu ráða lǫgum ok lofum
    the administration rests with them

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • ljúfr (dear, beloved)
  • leyfa (to permit)
  • leyfi n (permission)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: lof
  • Faroese: lov
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: lov
  • Norwegian Bokmål: lov
  • Old Swedish: lof
  • Danish: lov

ReferencesEdit

  • lof in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

lof c, n

  1. Obsolete spelling of lov (permission)