çap

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *štšepa, from Proto-Indo-European *sḱep- ‘cut, split’ (compare Serbo-Croatian rascijepati, Greek σκάπτω (skápto) ‘to dig’).

Verb[edit]

çap (first-person singular past tense çapa, participle çapur)

  1. (transitive) to extend one's leg for walking; get a move on
  2. (transitive) to hoe
  3. (transitive, regional) to chew, chew on
  4. (intransitive) to go somewhere, set off
  5. (intransitive) to pace, step, stride

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Armenian չափ (čʿapʿ, size).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

çap (definite accusative çapı, plural çaplar)

  1. diameter
  2. (military) caliber
  3. (figuratively) one's abilities, skills and wisdom

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • “çap” in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • չափ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University