stoup

stoup

[stoop]
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.
a.
a drinking vessel, as a cup or tankard, of various sizes.
b.
the amount it holds.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English stowp < Old Norse staup drinking vessel; cognate with Old English stēap flagon

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

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stoup
1397, "jug, jar," from O.N. staup "cup" (cognate of O.E. steap), from P.Gmc. *staupo- (cf. M.L.G. stop, Du. stoop, O.H.G. stouf, Ger. Stauf).
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