[ skop ]
/ skɒp /
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an Old English bard or poet.
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Origin of scop
before 900; learned borrowing (19th century) of Old English scop; cognate with Old Norse skop mocking, Old High German skof derision
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How to use scop in a sentence
The scops is a small owl with aigrettes or "horns," the wood-owl is a large bird without aigrettes.
The writer ascribes this call to the collared scops owl (Scops bakkamoena).
It is easy to distinguish between the two owls, as the scops has aigrettes or "horns," which the spotted owlet lacks.
A screech owl (Scops zorca) weighing one-third of a pound had 2.35 square feet of wing surface per pound of weight.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Very different is the cry of the little scops owl (Scops giu).Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for scop
/ (skɒp) /
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a bard or minstrel
Word Origin for scop
Old English: related to Old Norse skop, skaup, Old High German scof, scopf poem
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