łaps

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See also: laps, laps', and läpš

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From łapać (to catch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /waps/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: łaps
  • Rhymes: -aps

Noun[edit]

łaps m anim

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) cop (a police officer)
    Synonyms: łapacz, gliniarz, pała
  2. (colloquial) scoundrel, rascal
    Synonyms: łajdak, łobuz

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

łaps

  1. (colloquial) gotcha! (a quick catch of something)

Further reading[edit]

  • łaps in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • łaps in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Sudovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic [Term?]. Compare Lithuanian lãpė, Latvian lapsa, Old Prussian lape.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

łapſ

  1. (zoology) fox

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zigmas Zinkevičius (1985), “Lenkų-jotvingių žodynėlis? [A Polish-Yotvingian dictionary?]”, in Baltistica (in Lithuanian), volume 21, issue 1, page 75: “łapſ ‘lapė, l. lisa’ 78.”
  2. ^ lãpė” in Hock et al., Altlitauisches etymologisches Wörterbuch 2.0 (online, 2020–): “nar. łaps sm. ‘Fuchs’”.