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See also: Lope, lopë, and løpe

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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.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.IX, Ch.xxxv:
      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
    • Middleton (Can we date this quote?)
      he that lopes on the ropes

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

lope (plural lopes)

  1. A horse's easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps, and resembling a canter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ lope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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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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Inari SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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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