ope

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See also: 'ope, -ope, and оре

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Representing oh pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end (excrescent p). Compare yep, yup, nope, and welp.

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 2[edit]

From Russian оп (ope), shortened form of Greek ώπα (opa).

Interjection[edit]

ope

  1. (Midwest) an exclamation of surprise; oops
    Ope! Sorry about that.

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 V, Scene V, verses 191-192:
      We are all weary — faint — set ope the doors —
      I will to bed! — To-morrow —
    • (Can we date this quote by Herbert and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2
      Ere I ope his letter, / I pray you, tell me how my good friend doth.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I, scene 2 :
      The hour's now come, the very minute bids thee ope thine ear; obey and be attentive.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin
      There came into many a burgher's pate / A text which says that heaven's gate / Opes to the rich at as easy rate / As the needle's eye takes a camel in!

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

(index op)

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of opettaja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈope/, [ˈo̞pe̞]
  • Hyphenation: o‧pe

Noun[edit]

ope

  1. (school, colloquial) teacher

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

Synonyms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ope

  1. ablative singular of ops

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ope

  1. neuter singular of open