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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain. Perhaps from an alteration of top (off), or perhaps borrowed from French toper.

VerbEdit

tope (third-person singular simple present topes, present participle toping, simple past and past participle toped)

  1. (archaic) To drink excessively; to get drunk.

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

tope (plural topes)

  1. A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Tamil.

NounEdit

tope (plural topes)

  1. (India) A grove of trees.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whitworth to this entry?)
    • 2011, Chandra Mallampalli, Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India
      In addition, a memorandum was kept containing receipts and issues of toddy drawn at a toddy tope.

Etymology 4Edit

Probably from Pali, ultimately cognate to stupa.

NounEdit

tope (plural topes)

  1. A mound-like Buddhist sepulchre, or memorial monument, often erected over a relic; a stupa.

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HoyahoyaEdit

NounEdit

tope

  1. meat

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

tope f pl

  1. plural of topa

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

tope

  1. Alternative form of top

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tope m (plural topes)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic top, whence topar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtope/, [ˈt̪ope]
  • Hyphenation: to‧pe

NounEdit

tope m (plural topes)

  1. butt, end, butt end
  2. top, limit
  3. stop, catch, snag (also figuratively)
  4. collision
  5. quarrel, fight
  6. reinforcement
  7. (railway) buffer, bumper
  8. (nautical) masthead, lookout
  9. (Mexico) speed bump
  10. (Costa Rica, Nicaragua) equestrian parade usually held on the first day of a festival

SynonymsEdit

  • borda f (Honduras)
  • túmulo m (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

tope” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

AdverbEdit

tope

  1. (colloquial, Spain) really
    Es tope feo
    He's dead ugly

VerbEdit

tope

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of topar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of topar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of topar.

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

tope (ma class, plural matope)

  1. mud

West FlemishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Seems derived from Latin talpa?”

NounEdit

tope f (plural toopn, diminutive tooptje)

  1. vole
  2. shrew

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