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stoup

[stoop] /stup/
noun
1.
a basin for holy water, as at the entrance of a church.
2.
Scot. a pail or bucket.
3.
Scot. and North England.
  1. a drinking vessel, as a cup or tankard, of various sizes.
  2. the amount it holds.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English stowp < Old Norse staup drinking vessel; cognate with Old English stēap flagon
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British Dictionary definitions for stoup

stoup

/stuːp/
noun
1.
a small basin for holy water
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) Also stowp. a bucket or drinking vessel
Word Origin
C14 (in the sense: bucket): of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse staup beaker, Old English stēap flagon; see steep1
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Word Origin and History for stoup
n.

late 14c., "jug, jar," from Old Norse staup "cup" (cognate of Old English steap), from Proto-Germanic *staupo- (cf. Middle Low German stop, Dutch stoop, Old High German stouf, German Stauf).

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