gaupe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gauppe (a loose woman), from Old French *gaupe,*gualpe, of Germanic origin; cognate with Alemannic German Buschwalpe (loose woman, procuress), Bavarian Walpe (foolish woman).

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gaupe f (plural gaupes)

  1. (archaic) trull, trollop

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gaupa; compare with Faroese geypa (lynx) and Icelandic gaupa (lynx).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡæʉ.pe/, [ˈɡæʉ̯ː.pə]

Noun[edit]

gaupe f, m (definite singular gaupa or gaupen, indefinite plural gauper, definite plural gaupene)

  1. lynx, wildcat; Lynx lynx

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gaupa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaupe f (definite singular gaupa, indefinite plural gauper, definite plural gaupene)

  1. a lynx, a wild cat of the genus Lynx
  2. a Eurasian lynx, Lynx lynx
    • 1866, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "'Norsk Landmandsbog for 1866' av A. Rosing":
      I England sjaa vi dette best, der den store Arbeidsflokken snart sagt aldri seer Kjøt paa Bordet sit, medan Stormannen eller Aristokraten eter seg mest ihel paa Kjøt. Og tidt stryker og Livet med. Det er Ørn og Falk og Gaupe o.s.v. i Dyresamfundet.
      In England we see this most clearly, where the large heap of workers almost never see meat on their table, whereas the big man or aristocrat almost eats himself too death on meat. And often it does claim their life. That is like the eagle and falcon and lynx, and so on, in animal society.

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Verb[edit]

gaupe

  1. to gape, to gasp for air