See also: Lope, lopë, and løpe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of loup, from Old Norse hlaupa (to leap, jump)[1]. See leap. Cognate with German laufen (walk, run), Danish løbe, Dutch lopen (walk, run), Norwegian løpe (run).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ləʊp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /loʊp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊp

VerbEdit

lope (third-person singular simple present lopes, present participle loping, simple past and past participle loped)

  1. To travel an easy pace with long strides.
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      “And the holidays?” Murgo proposed one evening as they loped down a bridlepath past lovers fondling in the grass. “Fun, are they? High living?”
    He loped along, hour after hour, not fast but steady and covering much ground.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To jump, leap.
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum xxxv”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book IX, [London: [] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      And as he cam by a ryver, in hys woodnes he wolde have made hys horse to have lopyn over the watir; and the horse fayled footyng and felle in the ryver
    • (Can we date this quote by Middleton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      he that lopes on the ropes

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NounEdit

lope (plural lopes)

  1. An easy pace with long strides.
    • 1931, Home Geographic Monthly (volumes 1-2, page 45)
      Hares have larger, leaner bodies, longer legs, and longer ears than the true rabbit. They also run with a lope instead of a hop. It is thought that they developed this more stream-lined body and swifter gait from running on the plains []

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ lope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

lope

  1. plural of loop

Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English rope.

NounEdit

lope

  1. rope

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lope

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lopen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of salope.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lope f (plural lopes)

  1. (slang, derogatory) male homosexual
  2. (by extension, derogatory) cowardly, characterless man
    • 1994, Yasmina Reza, ‘Art’:
      Marc. Si c’est grâce à lui que tu es revenu tendre ton autre joue, tu peux le remercier. Il a fait de toi une lope, mais tu es content, c’est l’essentiel.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Inari SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Northern Sami lohpi.

NounEdit

lope

  1. promise

InflectionEdit

Even e-stem, p-v gradation
Nominative lope
Genitive love
Singular Plural
Nominative lope loveh
Accusative love luuvijd
Genitive love luvij
luuvij
Illative lopán luuvijd
Locative looveest luuvijn
Comitative luuvijn luvijguin
Abessive lovettáá luvijttáá
Essive loppeen
Partitive loppeed
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person

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Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland