Lexeme – Details – göpa

Lexeme

Transcription
göpa
Script
IPA
Meaning
lynx
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
f
Note
"Lodjuret, som folket (i Värmland) kallar göpa" (Selma Lagerlöf); "a noaname for the lynx" (SEO). "An exclusively Nordic word with no certain etymology. It seems attractive to me, however, to connect the word to Swiss German gōppə v. 'to play (of cats)' < *gaubb-" (GK). But compare also OE géopan v. 'to devour', ON gapa 'animal's mouth' etc. (Falk & Torp)." (GK)

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Sources

Source
Hellquist, Elof (1948). Svensk etymologisk ordbok. 3. uppl. Lund: Gleerup
[SEO]
Source
Guus Kroonen. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[GK]
Source
De Vries, Jan (1977). Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 3rd ed. Leiden: Brill
[AEW]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
OF13, OF15

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