Lofe meaning

(UK dialectal) To praise; commend.
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(UK dialectal) An offer; choice; an opportunity; chance.
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(UK dialectal) To offer; offer at a price; expose for sale.
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Origin of lofe

  • 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).
    From Wiktionary
  • 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”).
    From Wiktionary