kapitan

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See also: Kapitän and kapitán

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

kapitan

  1. captain

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay kapitan, borrowed from Old Portuguese capitan, capitam, from Genoese Ligurian capitan, from Late Latin capitānus, from capitāneus, or Latin capitālis. Doublet of kapital and kapten.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpitan/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pi‧tan

Noun[edit]

kapitan (plural, first-person possessive kapitanku, second-person possessive kapitanmu, third-person possessive kapitannya)

  1. (archaic) captain
    1. chieftain in Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands and Mollucas
    2. a high-ranking government position in the civil administration of colonial Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines as community leaders of local foreign communities, such as Kapitan Cina

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kapitan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of カピタン

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese capitam (captain), from Old Portuguese capitan, capitam, from Genoese Ligurian capitan, from Late Latin capitānus, from capitāneus, or Latin capitālis. Cognate with Japanese カピタン (kapitan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpitan/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧pi‧tan

Noun[edit]

kapitan (plural, first-person possessive kapitanku, second-person possessive kapitanmu, third-person possessive kapitannya)

  1. (archaic) captain.
    1. a high-ranking government position in the civil administration of colonial Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines as community leaders of local foreign communities, such as Kapitan Cina.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 甲必丹 (kap-pit-tan, captain).[1]
  • Indonesian: kapitan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salmon Claudine. Malay (and Javanese) Loan-words in Chinese as a Mirror of Cultural Exchanges. In: Archipel, volume 78, 2009. pp. 181-208

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin capitaneus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpʲi.tan/
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Noun[edit]

kapitan m pers

  1. captain
  2. skipper, shipmaster

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Further reading[edit]

  • kapitan in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish capitán.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧pi‧tán
  • IPA(key): /kaˈpitan/, [kxɐˈpɪtɐn]

Noun[edit]

kapitán

  1. (military) captain
  2. village chief; head of a barangay or barrio
    • 1980, Philippine Journal of Education
      Ta[m]a : "Ang una ay mali kung ang kaisipang gustong ilantad ay isa ang kapitan sa bawa't barangay.”
      Correct: "The first one is incorrect if the idea to be expressed is there is one captain in every barangay." Wr
    • 1994, Batingaw: aklat sa Filipino, wika at panitikan, antas sekundarya, Rex Bookstore, Inc. (→ISBN), page 155:
      Nagtawag ng pangalan si Misis. Katabi niya ang kapitan ng baryo bilang tagapatunay sa katauhan ng mga natawag. “Simeon Alcaraz, Corazon Santos, Pelagia Cruz. Teka, teka ikaw ba 'tong Corazon Santos?"
      Madam called names. Beside him is the barrio chief as the one who will prove the identity of those called. "Simeon Alcaraz, Corazon Santos, Pelagia Cruz. Oh, are you that Corazon Santos?"

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