Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NUPE, n. Erroneously printed nups. A protuberance; specif. a round eminence, a knoll or rounded projection of land (Dmf. 1825 Jam.). [nøp]

[Appar. a variant of Noup. The phonology is however obscure and suggests an earlier *(k)nōpe, a variant of Eng. knop, a knob, protuberance.]

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