fur

\ \ [14] Old English did not have a distinct word for ‘animal’s hair’ – the nearest approach to it was fellanimal’s hide’. Then in the 13th century English acquired the verb furline with fur’ from Anglo-Norman *furrer or Old French forrerencase, line’. These were derivatives of the Old French noun forresheath, case’, a loanword from prehistoric Germanic *fōthramsheath’, which in turn goes back to the Indo-European base *- ‘protect’. In the 14th century the new English verb was taken as the basis for a noun, which originally meant ‘trimming for a garment, made from fur’, or more loosely ‘garment made from fur’; it was not until the 15th century that it was used for ‘animal’s hair’.

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