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 a Sami language (compare Northern Sami áhpi (swamp, high seas)), 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.

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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 aavaa, partitive aapaa)

  1. aspen

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "aapa" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat