Definitions

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  • adj. Bold; brave; valiant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bold; brave; valiant.

Etymologies

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From Middle English orped, from Old English orped ("grown up, adult, of full strength, stout, active, bold"), probably from or- ("without") + pād ("shirt, outer garment"), equivalent to or- +‎ pod.

Examples

  • And always they make her queen by election that is most worthy in arms; for they be right good warriors and orped, and wise, noble and worthy.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • +O+ to orped, ne to ou {er} þwart, & ooþis þou hate.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • "This HENRY II. was somewhat reddish, with large face and breast; and yellow eyen and a dim voice; and fleshy of body; and took but scarcely of meat and drink: and for to _alledge_ the fatness, he travailed his body with business; with hunting, with standing, with wandering: he was of mean stature, renable of speech, and well y lettered; noble and _orped_ in knighthood; and wise in counsel and in battle; and dread and doubtfull destiny; more manly and courteous to a Knight when he was dead than when he was alive!"

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

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