Meaning of amper in English:


Pronunciation /ˈampə/


dialect, rare British, East Anglian English, Canadian
  • A swelling on the skin, especially a boil, pustule, or pimple; a rash.


Old English; earliest use found in The Epinal Glossary. Perhaps from the same Germanic base as Old Norwegian ampa to impose (Norwegian (Nynorsk) ampa to vex, to bother), itself probably a variant of the base of Old Icelandic ama, Faroese ama, Norwegian (Nynorsk) ama, perhaps from the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit amīvā misery.