τάπης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Traditionally derived from Iranian (compare Persian تافتن (tâftan), تابیدن (tâbidan, to twist, turn, spin)), but Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.[1]

Noun[edit]

τᾰ́πης (tápēsm (genitive τᾰ́πητος); third declension

  1. carpet, rug, mat

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 1450–1451

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