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See also: SUP, súp, sūp, 'sup, sup., Sup., and šup

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TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

sup

  1. (mathematics) supremum

SynonymsEdit

  • (in a lattice)

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English suppen, from Old English sūpan (to sip, drink, taste), from Proto-Germanic *sūpaną (compare Dutch zuipen (to drink, tipple, booze), German saufen (to drink, booze), Swedish supa (to drink, swallow)), from Proto-Indo-European *sub-, compare Sanskrit सूप (sū́pa, soup, broth), from *sewe (to take liquid). More at suck.

VerbEdit

sup (third-person singular simple present sups, present participle supping, simple past and past participle supped)

  1. To sip; to take a small amount of food or drink into the mouth, especially with a spoon.
    • Crashaw
      There I'll sup / Balm and nectar in my cup.

NounEdit

sup (plural sups)

  1. A sip; a small amount of food or drink.
    • 1936, George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, chapter 8
      A long, long sup of beer flowed gratefully down his gullet.

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English soupen, suppen, Anglo-Norman super, from supe, soupe. More at soup.

VerbEdit

sup (third-person singular simple present sups, present participle supping, simple past and past participle supped)

  1. To take supper.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      ...I propose we should have up the cold pie, and let him sup.
    • 1879, Bram Stoker, Dracula
      I pray you, be seated and sup how you please. You will, I trust, excuse me that I do not join you; but I have dined already, and I do not sup.

TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Aphetic form of what's up (how are you doing?)

InterjectionEdit

sup?

  1. (slang) what's up (either as a greeting or actual question)
    Sup?
    — Not much.
    Synonyms: wassup, wudup

Etymology 4Edit

From s- +‎ up.

AdjectiveEdit

sup (not comparable)

  1. (physics) Being or relating to the squark that is the superpartner of an up quark.

Etymology 5Edit

First syllable of superintendent

NounEdit

sup (plural sups)

  1. (informal) Superintendent.
    • 1932, Edward Livermore Burlingame, ‎& Robert Bridges, ‎Alfred Dashiell, Scribner's Magazine - Volume 91, page 64:
      They had put in the stretch-out and they were laying people off and there was talk of a union. "Let's have a union." "Mr. Shaw won't stand for it. The sup won't stand for it."
    • 2011, M. Thomas, Not Today, →ISBN, page 212:
      Cpl. Perez, the radio sup said, "Everything checks out OK, Sarge. We're up and working."
    • 2012, Caroline Court, Rescuing Park Ranger Billie, →ISBN, page 55:
      But here comes the deputy vehicle, cruising right up to the shelter on the bike path. The sup is a retired county sheriff's deputy.

Etymology 6Edit

First syllable of superior

NounEdit

sup (plural sups)

  1. (mathematics) Upper limit.
    • 2001, Mr. Paul Cashin & ‎Mr. C. John McDermott, The Long-Run Behavior of Commodity Prices, →ISBN:
      Values for the sup W statistic in excess of the 5 percent critical value (2.75 for booms and 2.77 for slumps) indicate rejection of the null hypothesis of no change in the dureation of booms and slumps in real commodity prices.
    • 2003 -, Serge Lang -, Complex Analysis, →ISBN, page 271:
      For a wide class of connected open sets U, not necessarily simply connected, one proves the existence of a harmonic function on U having given boundary value (satisfying suitable integrability conditions) by taking the sup of the subharmonic functions having this boundary value.

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *tsupa, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱupos (compare English hip, Ancient Greek κύβος (kúbos, vertebra, hollow before the hip (in cattle))).

NounEdit

sup m (indefinite plural supe, definite singular supi)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder
    Synonyms: mushk, shpatull

CzechEdit

 
Sup

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ (vulture). Cognate with Polish sęp, Lower Sorbian sup, Serbo-Croatian sȕp, and Russian сип (sip).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sup m anim

  1. vulture

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch.

NounEdit

sup (plural sup-sup, first-person possessive supku, second-person possessive supmu, third-person possessive supnya)

  1. soup

InterlingueEdit

NounEdit

sup

  1. soup

Lower SorbianEdit

 
sup

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ (vulture). Cognate with Polish sęp, Czech sup, Serbo-Croatian sȕp, and Russian сип (sip).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sup m

  1. vulture (bird)

DeclensionEdit


NabiEdit

NounEdit

sup

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Nigerian PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English soup.

NounEdit

sup

  1. soup

Serbo-CroatianEdit

 
Sȕp

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sȕp m (Cyrillic spelling су̏п)

  1. vulture
    Synonyms: lèšinār, str̀vinār

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • sup” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SlovakEdit

 
Sup

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sup m (genitive singular supa, nominative plural supy, genitive plural supov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. vulture

Usage notesEdit

The usage of the 2nd declension pattern is limited to fairy tales and children stories.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sup in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sup c

  1. a mouthful of liquor (spirits)
    Synonyms: snaps, nubbe, hutt, rackabajsare, pilleknarkare

DeclensionEdit

Declension of sup 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sup supen supar suparna
Genitive sups supens supars suparnas

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

sup

  1. imperative of supa.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English soup.

NounEdit

sup

  1. soup

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

sup (plural sups)

  1. soup

DeclensionEdit