coper

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

cope +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

coper (plural copers)

  1. One who copes.
    • 2001, Lawrence C. R. Snyder, Coping with Stress (page 244)
      And people who were adaptive copers early in life are likely to cope successfully with the losses that they encounter late in life.

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Dutch koopen (to buy). Compare copeman.

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Noun[edit]

coper (plural copers)

  1. (Britain) A floating grogshop supplying the North Sea fishing industry.

Verb[edit]

coper (third-person singular simple present copers, present participle copering, simple past and past participle copered)

  1. (Britain) To supply the North Sea fishing industry from a floating grogshop.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English copor, from Proto-Germanic *kuprą; from Late Latin cuprum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔpər/, /ˈkɔːpər/

Noun[edit]

coper (uncountable)

  1. copper (element and metal)
  2. bronze (alloy containing copper)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: copper
  • Scots: coper, copper
  • Cornish: kober
  • Irish: copar
  • Manx: cobbyr
  • Scottish Gaelic: copar
  • Welsh: copor

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French coper, colper, from cop, colp, from Vulgar Latin *colpus (stroke), from Latin colaphus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

coper (gerund cop'sie)

  1. (Jersey) to cut

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cop +‎ -er, with cop deriving from Vulgar Latin *colpus, from colaphus. Generally said to be from an earlier colper, corresponding to a Vulgar Latin verb *colpāre (related to Early Medieval Latin colpus), syncopated form of *colaphāre, from Latin colaphus. Compare Old Spanish golpar, colpar, Old Portuguese golpar, golbar, Old Occitan colpar, copar.

Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *cuppāre (to behead), from caput (head), although this is unlikely.

Verb[edit]

coper

  1. to cut

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ps, *-pt are modified to s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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