lapp

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Middle Dutch lappe, Old High German lappa, German Lappen ‎(patch). Lithuanian lopas ‎(patch, piece), Latvian lupata ‎(rag, cloth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lapp c

  1. a patch, a piece of any flexible material, used to cover a hole in something; such as a piece of fabric used over a hole in a piece of clothing
  2. a small piece of paper; a note

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lapp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lapp lappen lappar lapparna
Genitive lapps lappens lappars lapparnas

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish lapper; compare Icelandic lappir pl; probably of Finnish origin; compare Finnish lappalainen ‎(Lap), after Lappi ‎(Lapland), older Finnish also lapp; original meaning unknown.[1]

Noun[edit]

lapp c

  1. a Lapp, a Sami person; a person of the Sami people

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lapp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lapp lappen lappar lapparna
Genitive lapps lappens lappars lapparnas

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word same ‎(a Sami person) is recently the politically correct ethnic term. However, in everyday life lapp is currently used by both Swedes and Lapps in non-derogatory fashion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.saob.se/artikel/?show=lapp&unik=L_0225-0073.57q2&pz=3