terp

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Short for interpreter.

Noun[edit]

terp (plural terps)

  1. (military or Deaf slang) An interpreter (translator).
    • 1994 September 15, Tom Lyczko, “Comments on ASL Interpreter Position Description”, in DEAF-L mailing list[1], message-ID <Pine.3.89.9409151534.A19989-0100000@gamera.syr.edu>:
      I don't think it's at all appropriate to hire a terp to review your correspondences, reports, grammar, tone, style, etc. It is completely YOUR responsibility to perform effective written communication tasks.
    • 2003 November 27, Paul Watson, “Losing Its Few Good Men”, in Los Angeles Times:
      But for troops in the new Afghan army, there is a particular irritant: Afghan interpreters working with U.S. soldiers — called terps by troops in the field — can earn more than an Afghan army officer.
  2. (computing, slang) An interpreter (program that parses and executes another program).
    • 2001 July 23, Fillmore, “Z-Machine terp”, in rec.arts.int-fiction, Usenet[2], message-ID <6j177.12538$Iz3.3461071@news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>:
      So, I'm writing a Z-Machine terp. It is not done. It's getting there. Now, I have some ideas of things I would like this terp to do, but I thought it might be a nice idea to find out if there are any features that other people on this newsgroup would like in a Z-Machine terp.
    • 2009 September 15, Dannii, “IF System Idea”, in rec.arts.int-fiction, Usenet[3], message-ID <15cd3135-0302-421e-be03-d40a5dbb1645@m7g2000prd.googlegroups.com>:
      As far as I know all the TADS terps are just ports of the original.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for terpene.

Noun[edit]

terp (plural terps)

  1. Any of various essential oils containing monoterpene alcohols which are added to a henna mix to darken the color.

Verb[edit]

terp (third-person singular simple present terps, present participle terping, simple past and past participle terped)

  1. (transitive) To add such an essential oil to (a henna mix).

Etymology 3[edit]

See #Dutch

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from West Frisian terp, from Old Frisian therp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą, *þrepą (village, farmstead, troop), from Proto-Indo-European *treb- (dwelling, room). Doublet of dorp.

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Noun[edit]

terp m (plural terpen, diminutive terpje n)

  1. artificial mound or hillock used as shelter during high tide

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian thorp, therp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą, *þrepą (village, farmstead, troop), from Proto-Indo-European *treb- (dwelling, room).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

terp c (plural terpen, diminutive terpke)

  1. artificial mound or hillock used as shelter during high tide
  2. (archaic) village
    Synonym: doarp

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: terp

Further reading[edit]

  • terp”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011