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  • From Middle English blame, borrowed from Old French blame, blasme, produced from the verb blasmer, which in turn is derived from Vulgar Latin *blastēmāre, present active infinitive of *blastēmō, from Ecclesiastical Latin, Late Latin blasphēmō, ultimately from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω. Replaced common use of native wite (from Middle English wītan, from Middle English wīte). blaspheme.
  • From Middle English blamen, borrowed from Old French blasmer, from Ecclesiastical Latin blasphēmō ("to reproach, to revile"), from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω. Compare blaspheme, a doublet. Overtook common use from the native wite (from Middle English wīten, from Old English wītan).

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