pruer (c.1170)

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pruer (c.1170)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 9,418a prode; Gdf: 6,444c prouer; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pro (proër, proant); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 111a approuare /1272c improuare ]

This appears to be an aphetic form of approver1 derived from prode (and unrelated to probare).


1to be profitable, be of benefit
( c.1170 )  Mais icel dol mult poi prueit, Kar l’ure ja venue esteit Que li reis s’en deveit aler  5149

( c.1270; MS: s.xiiiex )  Le baillif deit estre leaus e pruant (var. apruant) e bon gaignur  88
approver#1  pruement 
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