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From Latin pappus from Ancient Greek πάππος (páppos), affectionate term for elderly men (referencing beards).


pappo m (plural pappi)

  1. (botany) pappus



  1. first-person singular present indicative of pappare



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Alternative forms[edit]


Unclear. Possibly a nursery word of imitative origin[1][2], or from Proto-Indo-European *pa (eat, feed)) from which are derived pāscō, pastor, pābulum, pābulor.

Compare with English pap, Portuguese papar, Bulgarian папам, Serbo-Croatian папати/papati, German Pappe, Czech papat.



pappō (present infinitive pappāre, perfect active pappāvī); first conjugation, no passive

  1. I eat, eat pap.
    liberto opus est quod pappet, Plaut. Ep. 5, 2, 62


   Conjugation of pappo (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pappō pappās pappat pappāmus pappātis pappant
imperfect pappābam pappābās pappābat pappābāmus pappābātis pappābant
future pappābō pappābis pappābit pappābimus pappābitis pappābunt
perfect pappāvī pappāvistī pappāvit pappāvimus pappāvistis pappāvērunt, pappāvēre
pluperfect pappāveram pappāverās pappāverat pappāverāmus pappāverātis pappāverant
future perfect pappāverō pappāveris pappāverit pappāverimus pappāveritis pappāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pappem pappēs pappet pappēmus pappētis pappent
imperfect pappārem pappārēs pappāret pappārēmus pappārētis pappārent
perfect pappāverim pappāverīs pappāverit pappāverīmus pappāverītis pappāverint
pluperfect pappāvissem pappāvissēs pappāvisset pappāvissēmus pappāvissētis pappāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pappā pappāte
future pappātō pappātō pappātōte pappantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pappāre pappāvisse
participles pappāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
pappāre pappandī pappandō pappandum




  1. ^ Johnson, Edwin Lee (1931): Latin words of common English, p. 73
  2. ^ pappo” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.