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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