roop

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ropen, 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), Eastern Frisian ropa (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).

Verb[edit]

roop (third-person singular simple present roops, present participle rooping, simple past and past participle rooped)

  1. (intransitive) To cry; shout.
  2. (intransitive, UK_, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To roar; make a great noise.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rop, from Old English hrōp (clamor, lamentation), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpaz, *hrōpą (shout, cry), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (to caw, crow). Cognate with Dutch roep (a call, cry, shout), German Ruf (a call, cry, reputation), Swedish rop (call, cry, shout).

Noun[edit]

roop (plural roops)

  1. A cry; a call.
  2. Hoarseness.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From roop (hoarseness).

Verb[edit]

roop (third-person singular simple present roops, present participle rooping, simple past and past participle rooped)

  1. (transitive, usually with up) To make hoarse.
    I am rooped up.
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