Noun from Middle English use, from Old French us, from Latin ūsus, from past participle stem of ūtor. Displaced native Middle English note (See note) from Old English notu, and Middle English nutte from Old English nytt.
Verb from Middle English usen, from Old French user, from Vulgar Latin *usare, frequentative form of past participle stem of Latin uti. Displaced native Middle English noten, nutten (from Old English notian, nēotan, nyttian) and Middle English brouken, bruken (from Old English brūcan).
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