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 blakāmthe 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!

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