sup

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See also: SUP, Sup., and 'sup

Translingual[edit]

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sup

  1. (mathematics) supremum

Synonyms[edit]

  • (in a lattice)

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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.

Etymology 3[edit]

aphetic form of what's up (How are you doing?)

Interjection[edit]

sup?

  1. (slang) what's up (either as a greeting or actual question).
    Sup? : (response) Not much.
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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

sup m (indefinite plural supe, definite singular supi)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch

Noun[edit]

sup

  1. soup

Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

sup

  1. soup

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

sup

  1. rafsi of su'e.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English soup.

Noun[edit]

sup

  1. soup

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ.

Noun[edit]

sup m (Cyrillic spelling суп)

  1. vulture

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sǫpъ.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. vulture

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Usage notes[edit]

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


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sup c

  1. a mouthful of liquor (spirits)

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Verb[edit]

sup

  1. imperative of supa.