Meaning of COFFER in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English coffre, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin cophinus basket, from Greek kophinos Date: 13th century chest , treasury , funds, a recessed panel in a vault, ceiling, or soffit, II. transitive verb Date: 14th century to store or hoard up in a ~, to form (as a ceiling) with recessed panels

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