Stoupe vs Stoup - What's the difference?

stoupe | stoup |

As a verb stoupe

is .

As a noun stoup is

(obsolete) a bucket.

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  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Mark I:
  • a stronger than I commeth after me, whos shue latchett I am not worthy to stoupe doune and unlose.




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A bucket.
  • (archaic) A mug or drinking vessel.
  • *1602 , (William Shakespeare), , act V scene 2:
  • Set me the stoups of wine upon that table.
  • A receptacle for holy water, especially a basin set at the entrance of a church.
  • *1936 , (Djuna Barnes), Nightwood , Faber & Faber 2007, p. 26:
  • *:He was seen [...] bathing in the holy water stoup as if he were its single and beholden bird, pushing aside weary French maids and local tradespeople with the impatience of a soul in physical distress.
  • *1980 , (Anthony Burgess), Earthly Powers :
  • *:But, though I liked Morgan well enough, I did not greatly care for his smell, which, incredibly, considering his agnosticism, was not unlike that of stale water in a church stoup .
  • *1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 810:
  • *:She saw nobody for the moment so that she entered the church formally dipping her fingers in the holy water stoup and signing herself.
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