glope

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English glopen, probably from Old Norse glápa ‎(to stare vacantly), from Proto-Germanic *glupaną ‎(to shine, gape), from Proto-Indo-European *ghlub(h)- ‎(to yawn, gape). Cognate with Icelandic glápa ‎(to watch, stare at), Dutch gluipen ‎(to sneak), Low German glupen ‎(to look askance, leer), Scots gloup ‎(chasm, cleft). See also gloppen.

Verb[edit]

glope ‎(third-person singular simple present glopes, present participle gloping, simple past and past participle gloped)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal) To gaze in alarm; be terrified; stare.

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Noun[edit]

glope ‎(plural glopes)

  1. (obsolete) Astonishment; awe; fear.