Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cry; shout.
  • To roar; make a great noise.
  • noun A cry; a call.
  • noun Hoarseness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. See roup.

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  • verb transitive To make hoarse.
  • noun A cry; a call.
  • noun Hoarseness.
  • verb intransitive To cry; shout.
  • verb intransitive, UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland To roar; make a great noise.

Etymologies

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From roop ("hoarseness").

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From Middle English rop, from Old English hrōp ("clamor, lamentation"), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpaz, *hrōpan (“shout, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Dutch roep ("a call, cry, shout"), German Ruf ("a call, cry, reputation"), Swedish rop ("call, cry, shout").

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From Middle English ropen, from Old English hrōpan ("to shout, proclaim; cry out, scream, howl"), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpanan (“to call, shout, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Scots roup ("to shout, roar, cry out loudly"), Eastern Frisian ropa ("to call, shout"), Dutch roepen ("to shout, cry out"), German rufen ("to call, cry, shout"), Swedish ropa ("to call, cry out, shout"), Icelandic hrópa ("to cry out").

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  • A hoarse sound, or, to make a hoarse sound, according to the OED. Presumably this is the basis of rooping iron—see worm grunting.

    October 16, 2008

  • "beauty" in Hindi/Urdu (the concept, not the person)

    May 24, 2009