loup

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 Oscan-Umbrian language, from Proto-Italic *lukʷos, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

Cognate with Italian lupo; Portuguese and Spanish lobo.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

loup m (plural loups, feminine louve)

  1. wolf
    un jeune loup
    a young gun
  2. bass (fish)
  3. mask, eyemask
  4. flaw

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: Loup

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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-West Germanic *laub, see also 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

loup (third-person singular simple present loups, present participle loupin, simple 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
      I throw the little stools over the mickle, / While round the fire the children cackle, / To see me leap