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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French chapin, from Old Spanish chapín, from chapa (plate).[1]

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NounEdit

chopine (plural chopines)

  1. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 0.250 liters of fluid, one third of the volume of a standard bottle.
  2. (historical) A type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 364-365
    By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven
    than when I saw you last by the altitude of a chopine.
  • 1922 : Ulysses by James Joyce, chapter 9
    He creaked to and fro, tiptoing up nearer heaven by the altitude of a chopine

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