ape

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See also: Ape, apê, apë, åpe, and a pé

English[edit]

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An ape: the silvery gibbon

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: āp, IPA(key): /eɪp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪp

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ape, from Old English apa (ape, monkey), from Proto-Germanic *apô (monkey, ape), possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (water), compare Proto-Celtic *abū (river), if the word originally referred to a "water sprite". Traditionally assumed to be an ancient loanword instead, ultimately probably from an unidentified non-Indo-European language of regions in Africa or Asia where monkeys are native. Cognate with Scots aip (ape), West Frisian aap (ape), Dutch aap (monkey, ape), Low German Ape (ape), German Affe (monkey, ape), Swedish apa (monkey, ape), Icelandic api (ape).

Noun[edit]

ape (plural apes)

  1. A primate of the clade Hominoidea, generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
  2. Any such primate other than a human.
  3. (derogatory) An uncivilised person.
  4. One who apes; a foolish imitator.
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Verb[edit]

ape (third-person singular simple present apes, present participle aping or apeing, simple past and past participle aped)

  1. (intransitive) To behave like an ape.
  2. (transitive) To imitate or mimic, particularly to imitate poorly.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
      It is not conceived as a mere “aping” in externals nor as an enacting in the sense of assuming a foreign role.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of apeshit.

Adjective[edit]

ape (not comparable)

  1. Wild; crazy.
    We were ape over the new look.
    He went ape when he heard the bad news.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. plural of aap

Corsican[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. plural of apa

Finnish[edit]

(index ap)

Etymology[edit]

appaa +‎ -e

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. horse feed
  2. (colloquial) food

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ape (Kotus type 48/hame, pp-p gradation)
nominative ape appeet
genitive appeen appeiden
appeitten
partitive apetta appeita
illative appeeseen appeisiin
appeihin
singular plural
nominative ape appeet
accusative nom. ape appeet
gen. appeen
genitive appeen appeiden
appeitten
partitive apetta appeita
inessive appeessa appeissa
elative appeesta appeista
illative appeeseen appeisiin
appeihin
adessive appeella appeilla
ablative appeelta appeilta
allative appeelle appeille
essive appeena appeina
translative appeeksi appeiksi
instructive appein
abessive appeetta appeitta
comitative appeineen

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape (plural apes)

  1. bee

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin apis, apem.

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Noun[edit]

ape f (plural api)

  1. (entomology) bee
    Synonym: pecchia
  2. (colloquial) honeybee
    Synonyms: ape da miele, ape domestica

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ape

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of apō

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English apa, from Proto-Germanic *apô.

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Noun[edit]

ape (plural apes or apen)

  1. An ape or monkey; a simian creature.
  2. A deceiver; a conman or charlatan.
  3. A gullible or foolish person.

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Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape

  1. plural of apa

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse api.

Noun[edit]

ape f, m (definite singular apa or apen, indefinite plural aper, definite plural apene)

  1. ape, monkey

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ape (imperative ap, present tense aper, passive apes, simple past apa or apet or apte, past participle apa or apet or apt, present participle apende)

  1. to ape, mimic or imitate.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse api.

Noun[edit]

ape m (definite singular apen, indefinite plural apar, definite plural apane)

ape f (definite singular apa, indefinite plural aper, definite plural apene)

  1. ape, monkey

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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ape (present tense apar or aper, past tense apa or apte, past participle apa or apt, passive infinitive apast, present participle apande, imperative ap)

  1. to ape, mimic or imitate.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ape f pl

  1. plural of apă