lappa

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See also: läppä

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lappa ‎(plural lappas)

  1. African waist scarf.
    • 1982, Claire Polakoff, African Textiles and Dyeing Techniques, Routledge, ISBN 0710009089, page 224,
      Asi clutched her child to her, then wrapped the lifeless body in the lappa which was her own skirt.
    • 1997, Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa, Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of Our Ancestors, 2005 iUniverse edition [self-published], ISBN 0595348505, page 69,
      In the colder climates of the Diaspora, women wear leotards, tights or exercise pants under the slip lappa to keep the body warm.
    • 1998, Love P. Maya, Off the Village Mat: A Novel, 2003 WRITERSWORLD edition [self-published?], ISBN 1904181147, page 56,
      The lappa was tied over a white short-sleeved lace blouse.

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Buginese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lappa (lontara ᨒᨄ)

  1. joint

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lappa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lappa f ‎(plural lappe)

  1. burdock

Verb[edit]

lappa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of lappare
  2. second-person singular imperative of lappare

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *leb- ‎(to hang loosely). See also Latin labium and lambō.

Noun[edit]

lappa f ‎(genitive lappae); first declension

  1. burdock
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lappa lappae
genitive lappae lappārum
dative lappae lappīs
accusative lappam lappās
ablative lappā lappīs
vocative lappa lappae

References[edit]

  • lappa in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lappa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LAPPA” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • lappa in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly