lappa

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See also: läppä

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lappa (plural lappas)

  1. An African waist scarf.
    • 1982, Claire Polakoff, African Textiles and Dyeing Techniques, Routledge, →ISBN, 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, 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, page 56,
      The lappa was tied over a white short-sleeved lace blouse.

Anagrams[edit]


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 and 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