lof

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See also: löf and lôf

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Mapudungun lof ‎(community).

Noun[edit]

lof ‎(plural lofs)

  1. Community, tribe: basic social organization of the Mapuche, Huilliche, and Picunche peoples, a (familial) clan which recognizes the authority of a lonco.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*lewbʰ-

From Middle Dutch lof, from Old Dutch lof, from Proto-Germanic *lubą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- ‎(love). Cognate with German Lob. Related to the verb loven.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lof m ‎(uncountable)

  1. praise

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Etymology 2[edit]

From loof

lof n ‎(uncountable)

  1. Short for witlof ‎(chicory).

Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

lof ‎(using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. community

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lof m ‎(plural lofs)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) luff

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *lubą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- ‎(love). Cognate with Old Saxon lof, Dutch lof, Old High German lob (German Lob), Old Norse lof (Swedish lov). Related to lēof, lufu, lofian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lof n

  1. praise, glory
  2. song of praise, hymn

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lof c, n

  1. obsolete spelling of lov ‎(permission)