Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cry; shout.
  • v. To roar; make a great noise.
  • n. A cry; a call.
  • n. Hoarseness.
  • v. To make hoarse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See roup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cry; shout.
  • To roar; make a great noise.
  • n. A cry; a call.
  • n. Hoarseness.

Etymologies

From Middle English ropen, from Old English hrōpan ("to shout, proclaim; cry out, scream, howl"), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpanan (“to call, shout, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Scots roup ("to shout, roar, cry out loudly"), Eastern Frisian ropa ("to call, shout"), Dutch roepen ("to shout, cry out"), German rufen ("to call, cry, shout"), Swedish ropa ("to call, cry out, shout"), Icelandic hrópa ("to cry out"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English rop, from Old English hrōp ("clamor, lamentation"), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpaz, *hrōpan (“shout, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Dutch roep ("a call, cry, shout"), German Ruf ("a call, cry, reputation"), Swedish rop ("call, cry, shout"). (Wiktionary)
From roop ("hoarseness"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "beauty" in Hindi/Urdu (the concept, not the person)

    May 24, 2009

  • A hoarse sound, or, to make a hoarse sound, according to the OED. Presumably this is the basis of rooping iron—see worm grunting.

    October 16, 2008