Attercop At"ter*cop, n. [AS. attercoppa a spider; [=ae]tter poison + coppa head, cup.] 1. A spider. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A peevish, ill-natured person. [North of Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • attercop — spider, O.E. attorcoppe, lit. poison head, from ator poison, venom, from P.Gmc. *aitra poisonous ulcer (Cf. O.N. eitr, O.H.G. eitar poison; Ger. eiter pus, O.H.G. eiz abscess, boil; O.E. atorcræft …   Etymology dictionary

  • attercop — North Country (Newcastle) Words a spider s web …   English dialects glossary

  • attercop — sb. == spider. O. and N. 600. Lit. ‘poison cup.’ AS. attor coppa …   Oldest English Words

  • attercop — at·ter·cop …   English syllables

  • attercop — ˈad.ərˌkäp dialect England variant of ettercap …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobweb — early 14c., coppewebbe; the first element is O.E. coppe, in atorcoppe spider, lit. poison head (see ATTERCOP (Cf. attercop)). Spelling with b is from 16c., perhaps from COB (Cf. cob). Cob as a stand alone for a spider was an old word nearly dead… …   Etymology dictionary

  • natterjack — (n.) 1769, rare kind of British toad with a yellow stripe on its back; second element probably proper name JACK (Cf. jack) (q.v.); for first element, Weekley suggests connection with attor poison (Cf. ATTERCOP (Cf. attercop)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • poison — {{11}}poison (n.) c.1200, a deadly potion or substance, also figuratively, from O.Fr. puison (12c.) a drink, later a potion, poisonous drink (14c.), from L. potionem (nom. potio) a drink, also poisonous drink, from potare to drink (see POTION (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ettercap — context Infobox D D creature name=Ettercap alignment=Usually neutral evil type=Aberration subtype= source= first= mythical= based= wizards image URL= gallery/MM35 PG106.jpg OGL stats… …   Wikipedia

  • Attercopus fimbriungus — Taxobox name = Attercopus fimbriunguis fossil range = Devonian regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Chelicerata classis = Arachnida ordo = Aranea subordo = Mesothelae genus = Attercopus species = A. fimbriungus binomial = Attercopus… …   Wikipedia

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