tope

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See also: Tope, topé, and -tope

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from an alteration of top (off), or perhaps borrowed from French toper.

Verb[edit]

tope (third-person singular simple present topes, present participle toping, simple past and past participle toped)

  1. (archaic) To drink excessively; to get drunk.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

  1. A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Tamil.

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

  1. (India) A grove of trees.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whitworth to this entry?)
    • 2011, Chandra Mallampalli, Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India
      In addition, a memorandum was kept containing receipts and issues of toddy drawn at a toddy tope.

Etymology 4[edit]

Probably from Pali, ultimately cognate to stupa.

Noun[edit]

tope (plural topes)

  1. A mound-like Buddhist sepulchre, or memorial monument, often erected over a relic; a stupa.

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Hoyahoya[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope

  1. meat

Reference[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope f pl

  1. plural of topa

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic top, whence topar.

Noun[edit]

tope m (plural topes)

  1. butt, end, butt end
  2. top, limit
  3. stop, catch, snag (also figuratively)
  4. collision
  5. quarrel, fight
  6. reinforcement
  7. (railway) buffer, bumper
  8. (nautical) masthead, lookout
  9. (Mexico) speed bump
  10. (Costa Rica, Nicaragua) equestrian parade usually held on the first day of a festival

Synonyms[edit]

  • borda f (Honduras)
  • túmulo m (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

tope” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Verb[edit]

tope

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of topar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of topar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of topar.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tope (ma class, plural matope)

  1. mud

West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Seems derived from Latin talpa?”

Noun[edit]

tope f (plural toopn, diminutive tooptje)

  1. vole
  2. shrew

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