Definition of gantelope
Origin and Etymology of gantelope
altered (with -n- of uncertain origin) from Swedish gatlopp literally, “run down the lane,” earlier (14th-century) gatulop, from gata “lane, way” (going back to North Germanic *gatōn-, whence also Old Norse (Icelandic) gata “path, way”) + lopp “running, course,” borrowed from Middle Low German lop, going back to Germanic *hlaupa-, noun derivative of *hlaupan- “to run, 1leap” — more at 3gate
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