pļāpa

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the stem of pļāpāt (q.v.), made into an ambigenous (masculine and/or feminine) fourth declension noun.[1]

Noun[edit]

pļāpa m, f (4th declension)

  1. chatty person, chatterbox
    pļāpa un muļķis dzīvē allaž iet blakām‎ ― the chatterbox and the fool often go side by side in life
    Dartfordā notikušajās pļāpu sacensībās kāds Šihins neaizvēra muti 133 stundas!‎ ― in a tournament of chatty people that happened in Dartford a certain Šihins did not close (his) mouth (for) 133 hours!

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The term pļāpa is ambigenous. It is masculine when it refers to males and feminine when it refers to females. It is, however, always declined as a feminine noun, with the exception of its dative singular form, which is pļāpam when it refers to a male and pļāpai when it refers to a female.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “pļāpāt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7