alapa

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

alapa (plural alapas)

  1. Alternative form of alap

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally used by Romans to refer to describe the strike given from master to slave upon manumission as a final act of indignity. Of unclear origin, but possibly a Semitic borrowing.

Noun[edit]

alapa f (genitive alapae); first declension

  1. slap, smack (with the flat of the hand)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative alapa alapae
genitive alapae alapārum
dative alapae alapīs
accusative alapam alapās
ablative alapā alapīs
vocative alapa alapae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • alapa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alapa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “alapa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • alapa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Circulars, Volumes 9-12 (John Hopkins University)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

alapa

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of alapar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of alapar