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See also: kanape, kanapē, and kanapė


Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from French canapé.


  • IPA(key): /kanape/, [kʰanaˈpʰe] or IPA(key): /kanapeː/, [kʰanaˈpʰeːˀ]


kanapé c (singular definite kanapéen, plural indefinite kanapéer)

  1. canapé (a bite size slice open-faced sandwich; elegent sofa)




From French canapé via German Kanapee.


  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒnɒpeː]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧na‧pé
  • Rhymes: -peː


kanapé (plural kanapék)

  1. canapé (elegant sofa)
  2. canapé (an open-faced sandwich)


Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kanapé kanapék
accusative kanapét kanapékat
dative kanapénak kanapéknak
instrumental kanapéval kanapékkal
causal-final kanapéért kanapékért
translative kanapévá kanapékká
terminative kanapéig kanapékig
essive-formal kanapéként kanapékként
inessive kanapéban kanapékban
superessive kanapén kanapékon
adessive kanapénál kanapéknál
illative kanapéba kanapékba
sublative kanapéra kanapékra
allative kanapéhoz kanapékhoz
elative kanapéból kanapékból
delative kanapéról kanapékról
ablative kanapétól kanapéktól
possessive - singular
kanapéé kanapéké
possessive - plural
kanapééi kanapékéi
Possessive forms of kanapé
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kanapém kanapéim
2nd person sing. kanapéd kanapéid
3rd person sing. kanapéja kanapéi
1st person plural kanapénk kanapéink
2nd person plural kanapétok kanapéitok
3rd person plural kanapéjuk kanapéik

Further reading[edit]

  • kanapé in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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An assortment of canapés for eating.

Alternative forms[edit]


From French canapé (sofa; nibble), from Old French conopé, conope (later altered in form and meaning based on Medieval Latin canāpēum, alteration of Latin canōpēum (mosquito net)), itself from cōnōpēum (seat with a canopy), from κωνωπεῖον (kōnōpeîon), from Ancient Greek κωνωπεῖον (kōnōpeîon).

A canapé for sitting.



kanapé m (definite singular kanapéen or kanapeen, indefinite plural kanapéer or kanapeer, definite plural kanapéene or kanapeene)

  1. (furniture) a canapé (older type of upholstered sofa with a back, armrests and 6-8 legs, shaped like several continuous chairs)
    • 1861, Camilla Collett, Fortællinger, page 19:
      hun [sank] om paa kanapeen. Jeg rendte forstyrret omkring for at finde hendes lugtedaase
      she [sank] on the canapé. I ran around confused to find her scent box
    • 1916, Tryggve Andersen, Samlede fortællinger I, page 6:
      ikke før var pastoren kommet tilsæde paa kanapéen inde i stuen og ordre givet til den varme punsch, før han krammede ud med sine nyheder
      not before had the pastor sat down on the canapé inside the living room and given orders for the hot punch before he hugged out with his news
    • (Can we date this quote?), Sigrid Undset, Samlede romaner og fortællinger fra nutiden III, page 22:
    • 2002, Ragnhild Nilstun, For kjærlighets skyld:
      det meste av dagen halvt satt han på kanapéen ved det åpne vinduet
      most of the day he sat on the canapé by the open window
  2. a canapé (an hors d’oeuvre, a bite-sized open-faced sandwich made of thin bread or toast topped with savory garnish.)
    • 1987, Dag Solstad, Roman 1987, page 67:
      kanapéer lå på sølvfat i lange rekker
      canapés lay on silver platters in long rows
    • 2005, Jan Kjærstad, Kongen av Europa:
      hun grabbet til seg en håndfull kanapeer på veien, kniste, rakte ham én
      she grabbed a handful of canapés on the road, giggled, handed him one

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