profian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin probō (test, try, examine, approve, show to be good or fit, prove, verb), from probus (good, worthy, excellent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-bhwo- (being in front, prominent), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, *per- (toward) + Proto-Indo-European *bhu- (to be). More at for, be.

Verb[edit]

prōfian

  1. To esteem; regard as.
    ... for þeóf hé is tó prófianne — ... he is to be regarded as a thief
  2. To test, try, prove.
  3. To show evidence of, evince.

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