chopine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French chapin, from Old Spanish chapín, from chapa (plate).[1]

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Noun[edit]

chopine (plural chopines)

  1. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 0.250 fluid liters, 1/3 of the volume of a standard bottle.
  2. (historical) A type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 364-365
    By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven
    than when I saw you last by the altitude of a chopine.
  • 1922 : Ulysses by James Joyce, chapter 9
    He creaked to and fro, tiptoing up nearer heaven by the altitude of a chopine

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chopine f (plural chopines)

  1. (France, obsolete) A French pre-metric measure of capacity equal to half a pinte that was equivalent to 0.476 liters. Under the monarchy the measure varied from region to region, with the Parisian chopine being equivalent to 0.465 liters. 1 pinte ("quart") = 2 chopines ("pints") = 4 demiards ("half-pints").
  2. (France) a French metric chopine (or metric "pint") equal to 0.250 liters.
  3. (Canada) a French Canadian term for an imperial pint, equal to one eighth of an Imperial gallon, 20 Imperial ounces, or 0.568 liters.
  4. (France) an amount of wine equivalent to 0.25 liters.
  5. a type of women's clog or overshoe; a chopine

Verb[edit]

chopine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chopiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of chopiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of chopiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of chopiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of chopiner

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