laps

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See also: laps', läpš, and łaps

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laps

  1. plural of lap

Verb[edit]

laps

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lap

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin lapis.

Noun[edit]

laps m (indefinite plural lapsa, definite singular lapsi, definite plural lapsat)

  1. pencil
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *lapitja, close to Greek λαπαρός (laparós, weak), λαπάζω (lapázo, to weaken).[1]

Verb[edit]

laps (first-person singular past tense lapsa, participle lapsur)

  1. to wear out, tire

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *laubitja, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, related to Sanskrit लुभ्यति (lúbhyati, to wish), Proto-Slavic *l'ubiti (to love).[2] Ultimately a doublet of lyp.

Verb[edit]

laps (first-person singular past tense lapsa, participle lapsur)

  1. to wish, want

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “laps”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 191
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “laps”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 191

Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laps c (singular definite lapsen, plural indefinite lapse)

  1. fop, dandy (a man very concerned about his clothes and his appearance)
  2. a shabby man [from 1990]

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lapci. Cognate with Finnish lapsi.

Noun[edit]

laps (genitive lapse, partitive last)

  1. child
  2. someone's child

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lapsus (fall). Doublet of lapsus.

Noun[edit]

laps m (plural laps)

  1. lapse, length (of time)
    • 2007, Joseph Combet, Histoire de la ville et du canton d'Uzerche, p. 128
      [] mais enfin, en payant ces charges et ces rentes, les personnes en faveur desquelles furent faites les concessions, devinrent propriétaires et seigneurs utils. Ainsi s'évanouirent, après un laps d'environ quatre siècles et demi, les menaces et les imprécations fulminées par l'évêque []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    un laps de vingt secondes(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    un laps de quelques heures(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    un laps de plusieurs mois(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Almost always followed by a complement centered on the concept of time, as in the phrase laps de temps (a period of time), or units of time like jours (days) or années (years).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin lapsus (fallen).

Adjective[edit]

laps (invariable)

  1. (archaic) apostate of Catholicism
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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lapci. Cognates include Finnish lapsi and Estonian laps.

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Noun[edit]

laps

  1. child
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 34:
      Keitettii se lapsille.
      The children stewed it.
    • 1936, D. I. Efimov, Lukukirja: Inkeroisia alkușkouluja vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 3:
      Minen peräst oppii männöö
      nyt näin paljo lapsia ?
      Why do now so many
      children go to school?

Declension[edit]

Declension of laps (type 5/keeli, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative laps lapset
genitive lapsen lapsiin
partitive lasta, last lapsia
illative lapsee lapsii
inessive lapsees lapsiis
elative lapsest lapsist
allative lapselle lapsille
adessive lapseel lapsiil
ablative lapselt lapsilt
translative lapseks lapsiks
essive lapsenna, lapseen lapsinna, lapsiin
exessive1) lapsent lapsint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

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References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 249