noumpere

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nonper; equivalent to non- +‎ pere; forms lacking initial n- are due to reanalysis of a noumpere as an umpere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nuːmˈpeːr/, /numˈpeːr/, /uːmˈpeːr/, /umˈpeːr/

NounEdit

noumpere

  1. An arbitrator; an umpire.
  2. An arbitrator between arbitrators.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: umpire
  • Scots: umpire

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