lope

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See also: Lope, lopë, and løpe

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of loup, from Old Norse hlaupa (to leap, jump)[1]. See leap. Cognate with German laufen (walk, run), Danish løbe, Dutch lopen (walk, run), Norwegian løpe (run).

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lope (third-person singular simple present lopes, present participle loping, simple past and past participle loped)

  1. (obsolete) To jump, leap.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London: William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.IX, Ch.xxxv:
      And as he cam by a ryver, in hys woodnes he wolde have made hys horse to have lopyn over the watir; and the horse fayled footyng and felle in the ryver
    • Middleton
      He that lopes on the ropes.
  2. To travel an easy pace with long strides.
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      “And the holidays?” Murgo proposed one evening as they loped down a bridlepath past lovers fondling in the grass. “Fun, are they? High living?”
    He loped along, hour after hour, not fast but steady and covering much ground.

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Noun[edit]

lope (plural lopes)

  1. A horse's easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps. A lope resembles a canter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ lope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rope.

Noun[edit]

lope

  1. rope

Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lope

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lopen

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Inari Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Related to Northern Sami lohpi.

Noun[edit]

lope

  1. promise

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of lope
singular plural
Nominative lope loveh
Accusative love luuvijd
Genitive love luvij
luuvij
Illative lopán luuvijd
Locative looveest luuvijn
Comitative luuvijn luvijguin
Abessive lovettáá luvijttáá
Essive loppeen
Partitive loppeed

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