See also: lofé



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).


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).


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.