o.f.

Nircolartor

Banned
Español, Venezuela
Hello everyone, does anyone know what o.f. means? Here's an example:

Deliver (definition):

(o.f.) (=save)
deliver us from evil

Probably it means old fashion but I'd like to be sure.

Thanks!
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    If it's in a paper dictionary that you're holding, I'm sure there is a list of abbreviation in the front (that bit that no one ever reads). :)

    If you're right, the word is "old-fashioned." What is the name of the dictionary?
     

    morior_invictus

    Senior Member
    Slovak
    Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged - 8th Edition 2005 © HarperCollins Publishers: (wordreference.com)

    deliver [dɪˈlɪvər]A VT

    1 (=hand over) [+ goods] entregar (to a) [+ mail] repartir [+ message] llevar, comunicar
    he delivered me home safely me acompañó hasta casa, me dejó en casa
    he delivered the goods(informal) (fig) cumplió or hizo lo que se esperaba de él
    2(o.f.) (=save) librar (from de)
    deliver us from evil líbranos del mal
    3 (=give) [+ speech, verdict] pronunciar [+ lecture] dar
    to deliver an ultimatum dar un ultimátum
    4 (=throw) [+ blow, punch] asestar, dar [+ ball, missile] lanzar

    vs.

    Collins Spanish Dictionary (collinsdictionary.com)
    1. (= hand over)
      1. [+ goods] entregar (to a)
      2. [+ mail] repartir
      3. [+ message] llevar, comunicar
      ⇒ he delivered me home safely me acompañó hasta casa, me dejó en casa ⇒ he delivered the goods (informal) (figurative) cumplió or hizo lo que se esperaba de él
    2. (old-fashioned)(= save) librar (from de) ⇒ deliver us from evil líbranos del mal
    3. (= give)
      1. [+ speech, verdict] pronunciar
      2. [+ lecture] dar
      ⇒ to deliver an ultimatum dar un ultimátum
    4. (= throw)
      1. [+ blow, punch] asestar, dar
      2. [+ ball, missile] lanzar
    Does that make sense?
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    It seems like an omission from the Collins version of the list of abbreviations (there is a link to abbreviaturas on the left side of each entry...

    (I just created a thread in the Comments and Suggestions forum cross referencing this thread)
     
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