pupa

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See also: Pupa, púpa, and pupă

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin pūpa.

Noun[edit]

pupa

  1. Used as a specific epithet; resembling an insect in its pupal stage of development.

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin, from a special use of Latin pūpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjuːpə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːpə

Noun[edit]

pupa (plural pupas or pupae or pupæ)

  1. An insect in the development stage between larva and adult.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin, from a special use of Latin pūpa.

Noun[edit]

pupa m (genitive singular pupa, nominative plural pupaí)

  1. (zoology) pupa
    Synonym: criosalaid

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pupa phupa bpupa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "pupa" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “pupa” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “pupa” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pūpa. Doublet of poppa.

Noun[edit]

pupa f (plural pupe)

  1. doll (child's toy)
  2. pupa

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine gender of pūpus.

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Noun[edit]

pūpa f (genitive pūpae); first declension

  1. girl, little girl
    Synonyms: puella, puellula
  2. doll, puppet
  3. (Vulgar Latin) breast, teat, nipple
  4. (New Latin) pupa (of an insect)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūpa pūpae
Genitive pūpae pūpārum
Dative pūpae pūpīs
Accusative pūpam pūpās
Ablative pūpā pūpīs
Vocative pūpa pūpae

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References[edit]

  • pupa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pupa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pupa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pupa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Latvian[edit]

pupas

Noun[edit]

pupa f (4th declension)

  1. bean

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

pupa m sg

  1. genitive singular form of pups

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pupa f

  1. (anatomy, somewhat childish) bum, rear, buttocks

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Further reading[edit]

  • pupa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin pupa, from special use of Latin pūpa.

Noun[edit]

pupa f (plural pupas)

  1. pupa (insect in its development stage between a larva and an adult)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin *puppāre, from puppa (breast, teat, nipple), from Latin pūpa; or perhaps formed from a hypothetical, now lost noun *pupă in early Romanian, from this Latin word. Compare Italian poppare (to suckle), poppa (boob, breast), Catalan and Occitan popar (to suckle), popa (boob, breast). Less likely from or linked to pup (bud).

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Verb[edit]

a pupa (third-person singular present pupă, past participle pupat1st conj.

  1. (informal, transitive or reflexive with accusative) to kiss
    Te pup dulce.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Synonym: săruta

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin pupa, from special use of Latin pūpa.

Noun[edit]

pupa f (plural pupas)

  1. pupa
  2. bump, especially a cold sore
  3. (childish) boo-boo (pain)