lapis

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of lapis lazuli.

Noun[edit]

lapis (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Lapis lazuli.
    • 1735, [John Barrow], “ENGRAVING”, in Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested. [...], volume I (A–H), London: Printed for C[harles] Hitch and C[harles] Davis [], and S[amuel] Austen [], OCLC 987025732:
      Lapis, opal, &c. are poliſh'd on a wooden wheel. To faſhion and Engrave vaſes of agate, cryſtal, lapis, or the like, they make uſe of a kind of lathe like that us'd by pewterers, excepting that as the pewterers lathe holds the veſſels, which are to be wrought with proper tools; that of the Engraver generally holds the tools which are turn'd by a wheel, and the veſſels held to them to be cut and engraven either in relievo or otherwiſe; [...]
    • 1923 (reprinted 1993), Franklin Simon Fashion Catalog for 1923 (Franklin Simon & Co, New York), item number 53:
      French Bead Necklace of lapis or carnelian color, with crystal rondelles between each bead, graduated, 32 inches long.
    • 2010, Irene Winter (ed.), On Art in the Ancient Near East: From the Third Millennium B.C.E., page 291:
      That lapis lazuli in particular among the precious and semi-precious stones known from Mesopotamia was accorded considerable value in antiquity may be inferred from the archaeological record through association with high-status locii and goods. [...] deities receive votive gifts and booty of lapis, consisting of items of personal adornment and cult objects, while their temples are described as decorated with lapis or shining like lapis. [...] For example, the contents of the graves in the Royal Cemetery of Ur: [...] various objects employing inlay that include lapis among the insets, [...] Mari sent an emissary to acquire lapis from Lars.
    • 2011, Daniel Boscaljon, Hope and the Longing for Utopia: Futures and Illusions in Theology and Narrative, page 99:
      The buddha lands described in the Lotus share certain generic features: the ground is made of lapis or crystal; they are perfectly level, without mountains or valleys; they are free from all manner of filth, including the stench of latrines [...] The ground was made of lapis lazuli, [...]

Usage notes[edit]

  • In translations of Indian mythological texts, a plural form lapises can be found.

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Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Bolinao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: la‧pis

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. the doublespotted queenfish (Scomberoides lysan)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish lápiz (pencil), from Latin lapis (stone).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. a pencil

Cuyunon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lapis (plural, first-person possessive lapisku, second-person possessive lapismu, third-person possessive lapisnya)

  1. layer, lining
  2. row
  3. stratum

Adjective[edit]

lapis

  1. in layers

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lapis. Doublet of lapide.

Noun[edit]

lapis m (invariable)

  1. pencil
    Synonym: matita
  2. sanguine (red chalk)
    Synonym: sanguigna

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: llapis
  • Galician: lapis
  • Maltese: lapes
  • Portuguese: lápis
  • Spanish: lápiz
  • Portuguese: lápis

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Kavalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. squirrel

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

May be connected with Ancient Greek λέπας (lépas, bare rock, crag), from Proto-Indo-European *lep- (to peel). Confer with saxum - secō, rupēs - rumpō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lapis m (genitive lapidis); third declension

  1. a stone
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Genesis 28:22
      et lapis iste quem erexi in titulum vocabitur Domus Dei
      And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house
  2. a milestone
  3. a boundary stone
  4. gravestone, tombstone
  5. lapis manalis ("stone of manes"), which covers the gate of Hades or underworld
  6. a stone platform at a slave auction
  7. a statue
  8. (poetic) jewel, precious stone

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lapis lapidēs
Genitive lapidis lapidum
Dative lapidī lapidibus
Accusative lapidem lapidēs
Ablative lapide lapidibus
Vocative lapis lapidēs

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Limos Kalinga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Lubuagan Kalinga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Masbatenyo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Matigsalug Manobo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese lápis.

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil

Waray-Waray[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lápiz (pencil).

Noun[edit]

lapis

  1. pencil