Origin of stupefrom Classical Latin stupa, stuppa, tow: see stop
Origin of stupeMiddle English from Latin stuppa, stūpa tow from Greek stuppē, stupeion coarse fiber of hemp or flax
Origin of stupeShort for stupid
Shortening of stupid.
- a hot, wet medicated cloth or sponge applied externally
(third-person singular simple present stupes, present participle stuping, simple past and past participle stuped)
- To foment with such a cloth or sponge.
From Middle English, from Latin stÅ«pa, variant of stuppa.