lapp

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See also: Lapp and läpp

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leppr. Compare Icelandic leppur and Danish lap

Noun[edit]

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lapper, definite plural lappene)

  1. a patch
  2. a note, small piece of paper
  3. a driver's license
  4. a type of small, thick pancake

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from a finnic or samic language. Compare Finnish Lappi

Noun[edit]

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lapper, definite plural lappene)

  1. a Lapp, Sami person; person of the Sami people
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leppr.

Noun[edit]

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lappar, definite plural lappane)

  1. patch
    Jakka hadde lappar på olbogane.
    The coat had patches on the elbows.
  2. a note, small piece of paper
    Han gav meg ein lapp med ein beskjed på.
    He gave me a note with a message on it.
  3. a driver's license
  4. a type of small, thick pancake
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from a finnic or samic language. Compare Finnish Lappi

Noun[edit]

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lappar, definite plural lappane)

  1. a Lapp, Sami person; person of the Sami people
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leppr. Compare Icelandic leppur, Danish lap, Middle Dutch lappe, Old High German lappa, German Lappen (patch), Lithuanian lopas (patch, piece) and Latvian lupata (rag, cloth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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]

Declension 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]

Declension 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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