glope

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English glopen, probably from Old Norse glápa (to stare vacantly), from Proto-Germanic *glupaną (to shine, gape), from Proto-Indo-European *ghlub(h)- (to yawn, gape). Cognate with Icelandic glápa (to watch, stare at), Dutch gluipen (to sneak), Low German glupen (to look askance, leer), Scots gloup (chasm, cleft). See also gloppen.

Verb[edit]

glope (third-person singular simple present glopes, present participle gloping, simple past and past participle gloped)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal) To gaze in alarm; be terrified; stare.

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Noun[edit]

glope (plural glopes)

  1. (obsolete) Astonishment; awe; fear.