alpaca

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See also: Alpacca and alpacca

English[edit]

geographic distribution
of the alpaca
An alpaca (Vicugna pacos)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

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Noun[edit]

alpaca (plural alpacas or alpaca)

  1. A sheep-like animal of the Andes, Vicugna pacos, in the camel family, closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña.
  2. (uncountable) wool from the alpaca.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧pa‧ca

Noun[edit]

alpaca m (plural alpaca's, diminutive alpacaatje n)

  1. alpaca

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish, possibly via English, from Aymara allpaqa.

Noun[edit]

alpaca m (genitive singular alpaca, nominative plural alpacaí)

  1. alpaca

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • alpaca” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa.

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alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca (Vicugna pacos, a camelid of the Andes)
  2. alpaca (wool from the alpaca)
  3. nickel silver (alloy of copper, zinc and nickel)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alpaga, alpaca, from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alpaˈka/
  • Hyphenation: al‧pa‧ca

Noun[edit]

alpaca f (plural alpacale)

  1. alpaca (animal)
  2. alpaca (wool)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Aymara allpaqa.

Noun[edit]

alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca