oppa

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See also: oppå and 오빠

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Korean 오빠 (oppa, elder brother or close elder male friend (of a female))

Noun[edit]

oppa (plural oppas)

  1. (South Korean idol fandom) A male idol revered by a younger female fan.
    • 2017, Maylin Tabia, "Signs of being a Kpop/Kdrama addict", The Lodestar (Juan Sumulong High School), February - March 2017, page 11:
      Sign #2- Changing your phone's, laptop's etc. wallpaper/lockscreen with your oppa's photo.
    • 2017, "Cosmo Bae Lee Min Ho", Cosmopolitan, June 2017, page 14:
      Your oppa from Boys Over Flowers and The Legend of the Blue Sea is back with a new album.
    • 2019, Farrah Ermeje, "Board Member Spotlight X2", The WKC Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019, page 27:
      My K-Pop bias.... CHIM CHIM OFCOURSE[sic]. My oppa Jimin. <3 <3
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:oppa.

Anagrams[edit]


Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ōme (two) +‎ -pa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ōppa

  1. twice

References[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 오빠 (oppa), probably contracted from 오라비 (orabi, brother of a female) +‎ (-a, hey, vocative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɔp̚pa]
  • Hyphenation: op‧pa

Noun[edit]

oppa (first-person possessive oppaku, second-person possessive oppamu, third-person possessive oppanya)

  1. (colloquial) elder brother, in extension somewhat older male.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *ompë.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoppa/

Adverb[edit]

oppa

  1. completely, entirely

Adjective[edit]

oppa (comparative [please provide], superlative [please provide])

  1. whole, entire
  2. closed

Inflection[edit]

This adjective is used only attributively, and has no case forms.

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland