alp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from alps(plural), from Latin alpes(high mountains, especially those of Switzerland), of Celtic *albiyos or Germanic *albiz origin (compare Old Saxon elbon(Alps), Old High German Alpūn(Alps); Old High German alba(alp, mountain)), probably from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós(white).

Noun[edit]

alp ‎(plural alps)

  1. A very high mountain. Specifically, one of the Alps, the highest chain of mountains in Europe.
    • Milton
      Nor breath of vernal air from snowy alp.
    • Alexander Pope
      Hills peep o'er hills, and alps on alps arise.

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French[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

alp

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) à la prochaine

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

alp ‎(present analytic alpann, future analytic alpfaidh, verbal noun alpadh, past participle alptha)

  1. (transitive) devour, swallow whole
  2. (transitive) grab

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alp m ‎(genitive singular ailp, nominative plural alpa)

  1. alp (high mountain)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alp n-alp halp t-alp
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (elf, spirit): alb

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German alp (13th century), from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós.

Noun[edit]

alp m ‎(plural elbe or elber)

  1. elf
  2. friendly spirit, ghostly being, genius, or fairy
  3. nightmare (later meaning)

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References[edit]

  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alp f ‎(genitive singular ailp, plural alpa)

  1. protuberance, eminence
  2. mountain

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alp c

  1. alp; a mountain in the Alps.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative alp alpen alper alperna
Genitive alps alpens alpers alpernas

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic 𐰞𐰯(alp, warrior, brave; difficult, hard), [script needed](alp-a-ɣut, to capture, conquer; warrior, hero, brave), from Proto-Turkic *ălp(difficult, hard; warrior, hero, brave; giant, landlord), and according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, possibly from Proto-Altaic *ălpa(unable, sick; man-at-arms) (compare Japanese 哀れ(aware, pity), Korean 아픈(apeun, to be ill)).[1]

Adjective[edit]

alp

  1. brave, hero

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