chiripa

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Quechua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chiri (cold) +‎ -pa (during)

Noun[edit]

chiripa

  1. warm clothing

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian سراندیب (Serendip) or Arabic سَرَانْدِيب (sarandib), from Sinhala-dib. Cognate with Serendip and Serendib.

Noun[edit]

chiripa f (plural chiripas)

  1. fluke (lucky or improbable occurrence).
  2. Blattella germanica (In Venezuela, German roach).

Derived terms[edit]

  • de chiripa by sheer luck
  • chiripero in Venezuelan politics, a crowd, a gathering of small players