From Middle French loup, from a dialectal variant of Old French leu, lou (or reformed analogically from the feminine louve), or perhaps borrowed from Old Provençal lop, replaced the native Old French, all from Latin lupus, from an Osco-Umbrian language, from Proto-Italic *lukʷos, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.
- IPA(key): /lu/
- Rhymes: -u
loup m (plural loups, feminine louve)
- bass (fish)
- mask, eyemask