loup (plural loups)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for loup in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Middle French loup, from a dialectal variant of Old French leu, lou (or reformed analogically from the feminine louve), or perhaps borrowed from Old Occitan lop, replaced the native Old French, all from Latin lupus, from an Osco-Umbrian language, from Proto-Italic *lukʷos, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.
- “loup” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
loup m (plural loups)
- wolf (animal)
Old High German
- Middle High German: loup
- lowp (South Scots)