aper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ape +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

aper (plural apers)

  1. Someone who apes something
    • 1908, Rupert Sargent Holland, Builders of United Italy, page 175:
      Valerio ridiculed the proposal to his friends and called Cavour an aper of English customs.

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Latin[edit]

aper (a wild boar)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *apros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ep-r-. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *eburaz (whence German Eber), Proto-Slavic *veprь (whence Serbo-Croatian vepar).

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Noun[edit]

aper m (genitive aprī); second declension

  1. a wild boar
  2. (figuratively) a standard of the Roman legions

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aper aprī
genitive aprī aprōrum
dative aprō aprīs
accusative aprum aprōs
ablative aprō aprīs
vocative aper1 aprī

1May also be apre.

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References[edit]

  • aper in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aper in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aper” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • aper in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aper in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

aper m, f

  1. indefinite plural of ape

Verb[edit]

aper

  1. present tense of ape

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Noun[edit]

aper m, f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of ape