jaap

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to japen (to cut deeply), which could be a dialectal variant of gapen (to yawn, open up).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaːp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: jaap
  • Rhymes: -aːp

Noun[edit]

jaap m (plural japen, diminutive jaapje n)

  1. (informal) gash, a deep cut

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “jaap”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute

Semai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Aslian *ɟaam (to cry), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *jaam (to weep).

Verb[edit]

jaap [1]

  1. to cry; to weep

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basrim bin Ngah Aching (2008) Kamus Engròq Semay – Engròq Malaysia, Kamus Bahasa Semai – Bahasa Malaysia, Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia