arpa

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See also: árpa, ARPA, and .arpa

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

arpa f (plural arpes)

  1. harp (musical instrument)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin harpa, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ.

Noun[edit]

arpa f (plural arpes)

  1. harp

Crimean Tatar[edit]

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Noun[edit]

arpa

  1. barley

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *arpa

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arpa

  1. lot (for example dice)

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

árpa

  1. harp, lyre

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin harpa, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ.

Noun[edit]

arpa f (plural arpe)

  1. harp (musical instrument)
  2. claw

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Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

arpa f (plural arpas)

  1. (music) harp
  2. claw

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin harpa, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ.

Noun[edit]

arpa f (plural arpas)

  1. harp (musical instrument)

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine noun arpa is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el arpa

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic arpa (“barley”), from Proto-Turkic *arpa (barley), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly from Proto-Altaic *àrp`á ("barley, millet"). Possible relation with Ancient Greek álphi (άλφι), "mixture of barley, dish". The Turkic form is sometimes compared with Proto-Iranian *arba- (corresponding to Greek alphi), cf. East Iranian forms going back to *arpasyā- (or *arbasyā), but it is not identical (loss of the final syllable is hard to explain). Within Iranian, the word is not found oustide East Iranian (Stachowski). While Blažek (2012) prefers an Indo-European (Iranian) origin of the Altaic words for ‘barley’, Hyllestedt argues that several facts do point to a borrowing in the reverse direction. Starostin argues that the Proto-Japonic parallel *àpá ("millet") is a strong argument in favour of the Altaic origin of the Turkic form. Hyllested suggests an additional connection to some kind of root word for ‘withcraft’, hence comparing Hittite alpant- ("being bewitched, affected by sorcer") and Turkic arba ("perform magic, bewitching, tell fortunes"). A form *arpa also occurs in Uralic word for ‘withcraft’. Hyllestedt further emphasizes that we are dealing either with an Altaic agricultural term of great age or an extra-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑɾ.pɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ar‧pa

Noun[edit]

arpa (definite accusative arpayı, plural arpalar)

  1. barley

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