aapa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu.

Noun[edit]

aapa (plural aapas)

  1. (rare) A sister that is older than oneself; also used as a term of familiarity or respect toward a woman that is older.
    • 2006, Asha Ranawa, Woman's Triumph[1], page 46:
      I am close to bhai and his wife Shaffo, whom I call aapa, who herself is a well-read person and a true soul-mate to her husband.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Northern Sami áhpi (swamp, high seas), from Swedish hav (sea, ocean), from Old Norse haf.

In use since the second half of the 19th century, for instance attested in Elias Lönnrot: Suomalais-ruotsalainen sanakirja (1866-1880).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aapa

  1. A type of open swamp.

Declension[edit]

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Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English half.

Noun[edit]

aapa

  1. part
  2. half

References[edit]

  • "aapa" in Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary, Cliff Goddard, Second Edition, 1992.

Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *haapa.

Noun[edit]

aapa (genitive aava, partitive aapaa)

  1. aspen