dape

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dapem, accusative of daps (sacrificial feast), from Proto-Italic *daps, from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂ps, derived from the root *deh₂p- (to sacrifice; to lose).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.pe/, [ˈd̪äːpe̞]
  • Rhymes: -ape
  • Stress: dàpe
  • Hyphenation: da‧pe

Noun[edit]

dape f (plural dapi, alternative plural dape) (literary, obsolete)

  1. meal, banquet, feast
    Synonym: banchetto
  2. (figuratively) aliment, nourishment
    Synonyms: nutrimento, vivanda
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXIII, lines 40–46, page 416:
      Come foco di nube si diserra ¶ per dilatarsi sì che non vi cape, ¶ e fuor di sua natura in giù s’atterra, ¶ la mente mia così, tra quelle dape ¶ fatta più grande, di sé stessa uscìo, ¶ e che si fesse rimembrar non sape.
      As fire from out a cloud unlocks itself, dilating so it finds not room therein, and down, against its nature, falls to earth, so did my mind, among those aliments becoming larger, issue from itself, and that which it became cannot remember.

References[edit]

  • dape in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

dape

  1. ablative singular of daps