intransitive verbtoped, top′ing
Origin of topeFrench toper, to accept the stakes in gambling (prob. from Old Dutch topp, touch): eastern; English meaning given here is probably from the custom of drinking to the conclusion of the wager
Origin of topeHindi top, ultimately from Sanskrit st?pa, a mound, tope
Origin of topefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Cornish
tr. & intr.v.toped, top·ing, topes Archaic
Origin of topePossibly from obsolete tope interjection used in proposing a toast
Origin of topeOrigin unknown
Origin of topeHindi top probably from Prakrit thūpo from Sanskrit stūpah tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa
- A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
(third-person singular simple present topes, present participle toping, simple past and past participle toped)
- (archaic) To drink excessively; to get drunk.
Probably from Sanskrit.
common usage: isotope i.e. "same place" (e.g. in the periodic table of the elements).
From Ancient Greek Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚ (topos, “place").