ope

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See also: 'ope, õpe, -ope, and оре

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊp/
    • (file)
  • enPR: ōp
  • Rhymes: -əʊp

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ope (plural opes)

  1. (Cornwall) alley or narrow passage e.g. Tonkin's Ope

Etymology 2[edit]

Representing oh pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end (excrescent IPA(key): /p/). Compare yep, yup, nope, and welp.
Alternatively, from Russian оп (op), shortened form of Greek ώπα (ópa).

Interjection[edit]

ope

  1. (Midwest) an exclamation of surprise; oops
    Ope! Sorry about that.
Usage notes[edit]

Specific to the Midwestern United States but used elsewhere in American English.[1]

  1. ^ Lisa Gutierrez (November 21, 2017), “Ope! Are Midwestern people really the only ones who use that word?”, in Kansas City Star[1]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English ope (open), shortened form of open, from Old English open (open). More at open.

Adjective[edit]

ope (comparative more ope, superlative most ope)

  1. (now dialectal or poetic) Open. [from 13th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.6:
      Arriving there, as did by chaunce befall, / He found the gate wyde ope [] .
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act 5, Scene 5, verses 191-192:
      We are all weary — faint — set ope the doors —
      I will to bed! — To-morrow —
    • [1633], George Herbert, [Nicholas Ferrar], editor, The Temple: Sacred Poems, and Private Ejaculations, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [] Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel; and are to be sold by Francis Green, [], OCLC 1048966979; reprinted London: Elliot Stock, [], 1885, OCLC 54151361:
      On Sunday heaven's gate stands ope.

Verb[edit]

ope (third-person singular simple present opes, present participle oping, simple past and past participle oped)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To open.

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of opettaja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈope/, [ˈo̞pe̞]
  • Rhymes: -ope
  • Syllabification: o‧pe

Noun[edit]

ope

  1. (colloquial) teacher
    Synonyms: opettaja, maikka

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ope (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative ope opet
genitive open opejen
partitive opea opeja
illative opeen opeihin
singular plural
nominative ope opet
accusative nom. ope opet
gen. open
genitive open opejen
opeinrare
partitive opea opeja
inessive opessa opeissa
elative opesta opeista
illative opeen opeihin
adessive opella opeilla
ablative opelta opeilta
allative opelle opeille
essive opena opeina
translative opeksi opeiksi
instructive opein
abessive opetta opeitta
comitative opeineen
Possessive forms of ope (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person openi opemme
2nd person opesi openne
3rd person opensa

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ope

  1. ablative singular of ops

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ope

  1. neuter singular of open

Unami[edit]

Verb[edit]

ope inan (plural òpeyo)

  1. third-person singular present active indicative inanimate of ope (it is white)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rementer, Jim; Pearson, Bruce L. (2005), “ope”, in Leneaux, Grant; Whritenour, Raymond, editors, The Lenape Talking Dictionary, The Lenape Language Preservation Project