næpa

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Etymology 1[edit]

A loanword, probably from Old English nǣp, ultimately from Latin nāpus (rutabaga, rapeseed), from Ancient Greek νᾶπυ (nâpu), σίνᾱπυ (sínāpu), σίνᾱπι (sínāpi, mustard), from Egyptian.

Noun[edit]

næpa f (genitive singular næpu, nominative plural næpur)

  1. turnip (the white root vegetable of Brassica rapa)
  2. (architecture) onion dome
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Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since the 18th century. From Proto-Germanic *nōpijōn or *nēpijōn, related to napur and nepja.

Noun[edit]

næpa f (genitive singular næpu, no plural)

  1. chill air, cold wind
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