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asp

1

[ asp ]

noun

  1. any of several venomous snakes, especially the Egyptian cobra or the horned viper.
  2. Archaeology. uraeus.


asp

2

[ asp ]

noun

Asp

3

abbreviation for

, Biochemistry.
  1. aspartic acid.

ASP

4

abbreviation for

  1. American selling price.
  2. Computers. application service provider: a company that gives individuals or businesses access through the internet to specialized software applications and other computer-related services. Compare SaaS.

asp

1

/ æsp /

noun

  1. the venomous snake, probably Naja haje (Egyptian cobra), that caused the death of Cleopatra and was formerly used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death See also uraeus
  2. Also calledasp viper a viper, Vipera aspis, that occurs in S Europe and is very similar to but smaller than the adder
  3. horned asp
    another name for horned viper


asp

2

/ æsp /

noun

  1. an archaic name for the aspen
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Other Words From

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Word History and Origins

Origin of asp1

1300–50; back formation from Middle English aspis (taken as plural) < Latin < Greek aspís originally, shield

Origin of asp2

before 900; Middle English aspe, apse, Old English æsp ( e ), æps ( e ); cognate with Middle Low German aspe, Old High German aspa ( German Espe, with altered vowel < Old High German adj. espîn ), Old Norse ǫsp; akin to Latvian apse, Russian osína, Czech osika < North European Indo-European *aps-. See aspen
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Word History and Origins

Origin of asp1

C15: from Latin aspis, from Greek

Origin of asp2

Old English æspe; related to Old Norse ösp, Old High German aspa
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Example Sentences

Fierce is the dragon and cunning the asp; but woman has the malice of both.

And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk's den.

It has walked upon the asp and the basilisk and has trodden down the lion and the dragon.

The name asp is also given to a viper (Vipera aspis) common on the continent of Europe.

And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp; and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.

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