nappe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French nappe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nappe (plural nappes)

  1. The profile of a body of water flowing over an obstruction in a vertical drop.
  2. (mathematics) Either of the two parts of a double cone.
  3. (geology) A sheet-like mass of rock that has been folded over adjacent strata.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 96:
      The generation of an Alpine mountain range is a matter of piling on the nappes.
  4. (hydraulics) Nappe, the underside of which is not in contact with the overflow structure and is at ambient atmospheric pressure.
  5. (cooking) The ability of a liquid to "coat the back of a spoon" or the act of coating a food.
    to nappe a leg of lamb with glaze.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has articles on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mappa.

Noun[edit]

nappe f (plural nappes)

  1. tablecloth
  2. layer (of gas, oil etc.); sheet (of water)

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Verb[edit]

nappe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of napper
  2. third-person singular present indicative of napper
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of napper
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of napper
  5. second-person singular imperative of napper

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

nappe f

  1. plural form of nappa