ooft

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ovet ‎(fruit), from Old Dutch ovit ‎(fruit), from Proto-Germanic *ubatją ‎(fruit, produce, increase), from a compound whose first element represents Proto-Indo-European *obʰi-, *ebʰi-, *bʰi- ‎(on, toward, from, by), and whose second element is Proto-Germanic *at-, *ēta- ‎(edibles, food), from Proto-Germanic *etaną ‎(to eat), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- ‎(to eat). Cognate with Old English ofett ‎(fruit, vegetable) (whence Middle English ovet), Middle Low German ōvet, āvet, ōft ‎(fruit), Old High German obaz ‎(fruit) (whence German Obst). More at ob-, eat.

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NounEdit

ooft n ‎(plural ooften, diminutive ooftje n)

  1. tree fruit
  2. fruit in general

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