ape

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English[edit]

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an ape
the silvery gibbon (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ape, from Old English apa (ape, monkey), from Proto-Germanic *apô (monkey, ape), from Proto-Indo-European *abō- (ape). Cognate with Scots aip (ape), West Frisian aap (ape), Dutch aap (monkey, ape), Low German Ape (ape), German Affe (monkey, ape), Swedish apa (ape), Icelandic api (ape).

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Noun[edit]

ape (plural apes)

  1. (zoology) A primate of the clade Hominoidea, generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
  2. Any such primate other than a human.
  3. (derogatory) An uncivilised person.

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Verb[edit]

ape (third-person singular simple present apes, present participle aping, simple past and past participle aped)

  1. (intransitive) To behave like an ape.
  2. (transitive) To imitate; mimic.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
      It is not conceived as a mere “aping” in externals nor as an enacting in the sense of assuming a foreign role.

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Adjective[edit]

ape (not comparable)

  1. Wild; crazy.
    We were ape over the new look.
    He went ape when he heard the bad news.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. plural form of aap

Corsican[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape f

  1. plural form of apa

Finnish[edit]

(index ap)

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. horse feed
  2. (colloquial) food

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape (plural apes)

  1. bee

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ape f (plural api)

  1. bee
  2. (familiar) honeybee

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ape

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of apō

Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. plural form of apa

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse api.

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. ape, monkey
Inflection[edit]
References[edit]
  • “ape” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • apa (Nynorsk)

Verb[edit]

ape

  1. To mimic or imitate.
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Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ape f pl

  1. plural form of apă