papier

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See also: Papier and papièr

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch papier, from Middle Dutch papier, from Old French papier, from Latin papȳrus, from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros).

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Noun[edit]

papier (plural papiere, diminutive papiertjie)

  1. (uncountable) paper
  2. (countable) A piece of paper.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch papier, from Old French papier, from Latin papȳrus, from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paːˈpiːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pier
  • Rhymes: -iːr

Noun[edit]

papier n (plural papieren, diminutive papiertje n)

  1. (uncountable) paper (A material used for writing or printing on, made from cellulose pulp rolled into thin sheets.)
  2. (countable) A piece of paper.
  3. (slang) money (cf. slang sense of paper)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: papier

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French papier, paper, papir, from Latin papȳrus (probably via a northern Italian intermediate, itself via a semi-learned route from Medieval Latin paperium), a borrowing from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros). Doublet of papyrus.

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Noun[edit]

papier m (plural papiers)

  1. paper (A material used for writing or printing on, made from cellulose pulp rolled into thin sheets).
  2. paper (official documents)

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French papier, from Latin papȳrus (probably via a northern Italian intermediate and Medieval Latin paperium), from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros).

Noun[edit]

papier m (plural papiers)

  1. (Guernsey) paper

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Papier, from Latin papȳrus, from Ancient Greek πάπυρος (pápuros).

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Noun[edit]

papier m inan

  1. paper (material)
    Książkę wydrukowano na papierze wysokiej jakości.
    The book was printed on high-quality paper.
  2. (colloquial) document, especially diploma, certification, or proof
    Masz papier na to, że jesteś elektrykiem?
    Do you have the papers to prove that you're an electrician?

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun[edit]

papier n (plural papieren, diminutive papierke)

  1. paper (material)
  2. sheet of paper

Further reading[edit]

  • papier”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011