tro·​per | \ ˈtrōpə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of troper

: a medieval book containing tropes or sequences for farsing the sung parts of the mass

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First Known Use of troper

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troper

Middle English tropere, from Old English, from Medieval Latin troparium, troperium, from Latin tropus trope

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“Troper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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