lope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of loup, from Old Norse hlaupa (to leap, jump)[1]. See leap. Cognate with German laufen (walk, run), Danish løbe, Dutch lopen (walk, run), Norwegian løpe (run). Compare leap.

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lope (third-person singular simple present lopes, present participle loping, simple past and past participle loped)

  1. (obsolete) To jump, leap.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Bk.IX, Ch.xxxv:
      And as he cam by a ryver, in hys woodnes he wolde have made hys horse to have lopyn over the watir; and the horse fayled footyng and felle in the ryver
    • Middleton
      He that lopes on the ropes.
  2. To travel an easy pace with long strides.
    He loped along, hour after hour, not fast but steady and covering much ground.

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Noun[edit]

lope (plural lopes)

  1. A horse's easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps. A lope resembles a canter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ lope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English rope.

Noun[edit]

lope

  1. rope

Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lope

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lopen

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