parofrir (1404-05)

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parofrir (1404-05)

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[ FEW: 7,332a offerre; Gdf: 5,783a paroffrir; GdfC: ; TL: 7,314 parofrir; DEAF:  ofrir (parofrir); DMF:  paroffrir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The entries parofrir, profrer, and puroffrir have been split based on etymological grounds. They ultimately derive from Latin offerre, (DMLBS 2009a)with the addition of a prefix, which generated the form proferre in medieval Latin (DMLBS 2490b), with the senses of ‘to produce; to display; to present, proffer’. This verb also had the sense of ‘to pronounce, utter’. These two verbs are distinguished in modern English, giving proffer and ​profer, now obsolete, while in modern French, the single form proférer, is now used with the sense of ‘to pronounce, utter’ is now used (though the TLF notes literary examples of the sense of 'porter en avant, produire').


1to offer, proffer
( 1404-05 )  Et sur ceo j'ay paroferte mez terres et mez jowell pour mutier (l. mettre?) en gages pour venier a vostre presence  i 434
offrir  profre  profrer  profrour  puroffre  puroffrir 
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