trapo

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin trapus, alternative form of drappus (piece of cloth), probably from Frankish *drapi, *drāpi (that which is fulled, drabcloth), from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to beat, strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrebʰ- (to beat, crush, make or become thick)

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trapo m (plural trapos)

  1. tatter (a shred of torn cloth)
  2. rag (piece of old cloth)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin drappus (cloth), probably from Frankish *drapi, *drāpi (that which is fulled, drabcloth). Compare French drap, drapeau.

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Noun[edit]

trapo m (plural trapos)

  1. (cloth) rag
  2. (cloth) any piece of cloth
  3. (cleansing) any fabric or paper piece for clean, wash or dry (tea towel, dish towel, dish cloth, dust cloth, car towel, damp cloth)
  4. (figuratively) clothing, clothes

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