puroffrir (s.xii2/4)

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puroffrir (s.xii2/4)

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[ FEW: 7,332a offerre; Gdf: 6,297c porofrir; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1958 porofrir; DEAF:  ofrir (porofrir); DMF:  pouroffrir; TLF: ; OED:  proffer v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
porofrir,  poroffrir,  purhoffrer,  puroffrer,  purofrer,  purofrir  

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
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  pur ses pecchez Deu puroffrid lo guant  2365
( 1181-85; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Ceo sembla lui mult beau present Pur Deu amur la [pur]offrir  123
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Ainçais nis od tot le cheval Lor poroffrit il son flaial Molt bonement  720
( 1214; MS: 1214-16 )  Hardiement, com oem devot Poroffrit sa propre persone [...]  573


1to come forward, offer oneself, one’s services
( c.1136-65; MS: c.1200 )  Poroffret sei e sun servise Pur vendre sa marcheandise  4759
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Seignurs, la vei un arester Ke se porofre a juster  3620
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Un home estrange, desqenu [...] Qui tot de gré soi poroffrit Molt umblement, e lu servit  19585
( c.1275; MS: c.1275 )  issi ke li pleintif a chescune curt soi purhoffre a la sumunse procurer  42.63.2
offrir  parofrir  profre  profrer  profrour  puroffre 
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