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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sōfte.

AdjectiveEdit

softe

  1. soft (not hard)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: soft
  • Scots: saft

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *samftijaz.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sōfte

  1. soft
  2. (of sleep) quiet; undisturbed
  3. luxurious
  4. gentle; not harsh; not stern
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *samfta, *samftō.

AdverbEdit

sōfte (comparative sōftor or sēft, superlative sōftost)

  1. softly; easily; pleasantly
  2. calmly; at ease; without trouble or incidence
  3. gently; not harshly
  4. without opposition