Alpes

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Alpēs, q.v.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alp/
  • (file)
  • (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) IPA(key): /alpə/

Proper noun[edit]

les Alpes f pl (plural only)

  1. Alps (a mountain range in Western Europe)

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German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Alpes m

  1. genitive singular of Alp

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (to grow, rise) or from a non-Indo-European (perhaps pre-Roman Alpine substrate) or Celtic source (compare Proto-Celtic *albiyū f (alp) or Scottish Gaelic alp f (protuberance)).[1][2]

Compare Middle High German albe (high mountain), whence German Alb (mountainous area). Potentially related to Albanus or albus (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alpēs f pl (genitive Alpium); third declension

  1. (geography) The Alps
  2. (with following adjective) A particular portion of the Alps.

Usage notes[edit]

Only rarely found as the singular Alpis.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem), with locative, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Alpēs
Genitive Alpium
Dative Alpibus
Accusative Alpēs
Alpīs
Ablative Alpibus
Vocative Alpēs
Locative Alpibus

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References[edit]

  • Alpes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Alpes in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Alpes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  1. ^ Alp”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “Alp”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Alpēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

L's Alpes f pl

  1. (Jersey) Alps (a mountain range in Western Europe)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Alpēs.

Proper noun[edit]

Alpes m pl

  1. Alps (a mountain range in western Europe)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Alpēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalpes/, [ˈal.pes]

Proper noun[edit]

Los Alpes m pl

  1. Alps (a mountain range in Western Europe)

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