Coyer vs Coper - What's the difference?

coyer | coper |


As an adjective coyer

is (coy).

As a verb coper is

to cut.

coyer

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (coy)
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    coy

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) coi, earlier .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (dated) Bashful, shy, retiring.
  • (archaic) Quiet, reserved, modest.
  • Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish.
  • Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious way.
  • Soft, gentle, hesitating.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Enforced hate, / Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee.
    Derived terms
    * coyly * coyness

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To caress, pet; to coax, entice.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, / While I thy amiable cheeks do coy .
  • (obsolete) To calm or soothe.
  • To allure; to decoy.
  • * Bishop Rainbow
  • A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets.

    Etymology 2

    Compare decoy.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.
  • References

    * [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=coy&searchmode=none]

    coper

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who copes.
  • * 2001 , Lawrence C. R. Snyder, Coping with Stress (page 244)
  • And people who were adaptive copers early in life are likely to cope successfully with the losses that they encounter late in life.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) A floating grog shop supplying the North Sea fishing industry.
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