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  • v. To comfort; solace.

Etymologies

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From Middle English frovre, frofre ("comfort"), from Old English frōfor ("consolation, joy, refuge, compensation, help, benefit"), from Proto-Germanic *frōbraz (“solace”), from Proto-Indo-European *trep-, *terp- (“to have good food, prosper, satiate, enjoy”). Cognate with Old Saxon frōvra, frōfra ("consolation, comfort, help"), Old High German fluobara ("consolation, comfort, help, assistance").

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