- roup (Scotland)
From Middle English ropen (“to cry out”), from Old English hrōpan (“to shout, proclaim; cry out, scream, howl”), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpaną (“to call, shout, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Scots roup (“to shout, roar, cry out loudly”), Saterland Frisian roupe (“to call, shout”), Dutch roepen (“to shout, cry out”), German rufen (“to call, cry, shout”), Swedish ropa (“to call, cry out, shout”), Icelandic hrópa (“to cry out”).
- (intransitive) To cry; shout.
- (intransitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To roar; make a great noise.
- (transitive, usually with up) To make hoarse.
- I am rooped up.
roop (plural roops)
- Alternative form of