Origin: samplersenses & < sample + -er; samplersense < ME samplere, aphetic < OFr essamplaire < LL exemplarium < L exemplum: see example
See sampler in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Senses 3 and 4, partly Middle English, model (from Anglo-Norman *essamplur)
Origin: and partly short for Middle English ensampler (from Anglo-Norman ensamplour)
Origin: , both from Late Latin exemplārium, model, copy
Origin: , from Latin, copy; see exemplar.
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