lofe

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

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