Kappes

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Central Franconian[edit]

Central Franconian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ksh
Central Franconian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ksh

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caputia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kappes m (plural Kappesse)

  1. (Ripuarian) cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
    Häste keine Kappes metjebrat?
    Didn't you bring any cabbage?
  2. (Ripuarian, figuratively) nonsense
    Verzäll mer keine Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Kabis (southern German, Austrian)

Etymology[edit]

From western German dialects including Central Franconian Kappes (cabbage). The meaning “nonsense” might be a loan translation of Kohl (etymology 2), the origins of which are quite unclear, however.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kappes m (genitive Kappes, no plural)

  1. (regional, colloquial) cabbage, Brassica oleracea
    Ich mach heut' Abend Kappes-Durcheinander.
    I'm making a cabbage stew for dinner.
  2. (regional, colloquial) nonsense
    Erzähl mir keinen Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

Usage notes[edit]

  • In its original meaning "cabbage", the word is limited to western Germany and declining. In the figurative meaning, however, it is quite common and indeed spreading supraregionally.

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