loup

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Luppe (a lump of iron).

Noun[edit]

loup (plural loups)

  1. A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lu/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun[edit]

loup m (plural loups, feminine louve)

  1. wolf
  2. bass (fish)
  3. mask, eyemask
  4. flaw

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a dialectal variant of Old French leu, lou (or reformed analogically from the feminine louve), or perhaps borrowed from Old Occitan lop, replacing the native Old French, all from Latin lupus.

Noun[edit]

loup m (plural loups)

  1. wolf (animal)

Old High German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laubą, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *lewp- (peel, break off), Old Saxon lōf, Old English lēaf, Old Norse lauf, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐍆𐍃 (laufs).

Noun[edit]

loup n

  1. leaves

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: loup
    • Alemannic German: Làuib (Alsatian)
    • Bavarian:
      Cimbrian: loap
      Mòcheno: lap
    • Hunsrik: Laab
    • German: Laub
    • Luxembourgish: Laf
    • Rhine Franconian: Laab
      Frankfurterisch: Laab
    • Vilamovian: łojp

Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lopen, borrowed from Old Norse hlaupa, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną. Doublet of lepe, which was inherited from Old English hlēapan.

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Verb[edit]

loup (third-person singular present loups, present participle loupin, past loupit, past participle loupit)

  1. to leap
    • 1786, Robert Burns, Address To The Toothache:
      I throw the wee stools o'er the mickle, / While round the fire the giglets keckle, / To see me loup
      (please add an English translation of this quote)