Origin of paraphMiddle English parafe from Middle French from Medieval Latin paraphus, contr. from paragraphus, paragraph
Origin of paraphFrench paraphe from Old French paraffe abbreviated signature from Medieval Latin paraphus paragraph sign short for paragraphus ; see paragraph .
(third-person singular simple present paraphs, present participle paraphing, simple past and past participle paraphed)
From Middle French paraphe, paraffe.