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lof
Add:I. praise, the expression of a favourable opinion. 1. from the point of view of the giver, (a person's) praise, praise (expressed by that person) Gedyde se láreów ðæt hié ǽresð gehiérdon ðá heringe . . . ðætte ðæt lof hié getrymede, Past. 213, 21. Heó nis nánes lofes wyrþe she does not deserve the praise of men, Bt. 20; F. 70, 23 : Víd. 72. Wið þám lofe ðæs folces, 18, 4; F. 66, 21. Hæfde sigora weard wære betolden leódfruman mid lofe sínum God had protected St. Andrew at the same time praising him, An. 991. Lofum laudibus, i. preconiis (uir-ginitatis), An. Ox. 1903. a. from the point of view of the receiver, (a person's) praise, praise (received by that person) Wyrþ oft gódes monnes lof álegen, Bt. 18, 3 ; Fox. 64, 31. Ne biþ his lof ná ðý lǽsse, Bt. 40, 3 ; F. 238, 11. Þám wísan men eóm tó lofe and tó wyrðscipe se cyning him teohhode tó wíte, Bt. 16, 2 ; F. 52, 26. Óþre cræftas næbbaþ nán lof ne nǽnne weorþscipe, 36, l; F. 172, 10 : 18, 2 ; F. 64, 25. Lof sé gewyrceð, hafad heáhfæstne dóm, Vid. 142. II. the ascription of glory to the Deity Lofe leánian leóhtes hyrde, Az. 121. Of lofe hweorfan þínre eádgife, Jul. 275. Lof Godes hergan, Dóm. 48. ¶ as object of verbs, forming with the verb a phrase meaning 1. to praise Þǽr wæs lof hafen fæger mid þý folce ; Feeder weorðodon, and þone sóðan Sunu wordum heredon, El. 890. Þám þe his lof bǽron, Dan. 476 : An. 1297. Hí Críst heriað and him lof lǽdað, Hy. 7, 25: An. 1479. Crístes lof rǽran, Cri. 1689: Jul. 48. Hé Dryhtnes lof reahte and rǽrde, Gú. 130. Lof Drihti. es wyrcean. Gen. 256. 2. to be praised Á þæs dóm áge, leóhtbǽre lof, sé ús þis líf giefeð, Crä. 112. III. a hymn Loob ymnus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 124, 27. Lof ymnum, i. 289, 72. III a. certain psalms (cxlviii-cl) wsed in the church service :-- Lofu taudes, R. Ben. I. 42, 15 : 44, 4. [v. N. E. D. lof.] v. ǽfen-, neód-, óret-, sealm-, word-lóf.
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