tope

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See also: topé and töpe

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

  1. A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
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Verb[edit]

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 2[edit]

Tamil

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

  1. (India) A grove of trees.
    a toddy tope
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whitworth to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

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

Etymology 4[edit]

From Ancient Greek τόπος (topos, “place”).

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

common usage: isotope i.e. "same place" (e.g. in the periodic table of the elements).

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope f

  1. plural form of topa

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

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. (boats) masthead, lookout
  9. (Mexico) speed bump
  10. (Costa Rica, Nicaragua) equestrian parade usually held on the first day of a festival

Synonyms[edit]

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

References[edit]

"tope" in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima segunda edición (Dictionary of the Spanish Language, Twenty-Second Edition), Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), 2001.

Verb[edit]

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.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope

  1. mud