tapor

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

No cognates exist in other Germanic languages: perhaps borrowed from Latin papyrus (via an unattested form *papur), which in later use also meant ‘candle-wick’ (compare Italian papijo). In early Middle English glossaries, Latin papyrus was glossed as taper. Compare also German Kerze, ultimately from Greek χαρτης (chartis, papyrus).

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Noun[edit]

tapor m (nominative plural taporas)

  1. taper

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