ˈshōp How to pronounce scop (audio)
: an Old English bard or poet

Examples of scop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the above examples, the scop,es have magnification capabilities of 3x (three times larger than seen with the naked eye) to 9x and 4x to 12x. T. Logan Metesh, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 An international team of biologists has discovered a tiny new species of owl, called the Príncipe scops owl, living in a remote forest on an island off the west coast of Africa. Daniel Merino, The Conversation, 27 Feb. 2023

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Word History


Old English; akin to Old High German schof poet

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scop was before the 12th century

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“Scop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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