hopple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hop; compare hobble.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɒpəl/
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Noun[edit]

hopple (plural hopples)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A fetter for horses or cattle when turned out to graze.

Verb[edit]

hopple (third-person singular simple present hopples, present participle hoppling, simple past and past participle hoppled)

  1. (transitive) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hobble.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To entangle; to hamper.
    • 1659, Henry More, The Immortality of the Soul:
      consider how we have such Faculties in us, as the Soul finds hoppled and fettered, clouded and obscured by her fatal residence in this prison of the Body

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

hopple

  1. inflection of hoppeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative