softe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sōfte.

Adjective[edit]

softe

  1. soft (not hard)

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *samftijaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sōfte

  1. soft
  2. (of sleep) quiet; undisturbed
  3. luxurious
  4. gentle; not harsh; not stern
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *samfta, *samftō.

Adverb[edit]

sōfte (comparative sōftor or sēft, superlative sōftost)

  1. softly; easily; pleasantly
  2. calmly; at ease; without trouble or incidence
  3. gently; not harshly
  4. without opposition