riempie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From South African Dutch riempje, later Afrikaans riempie, diminutive form of riem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɪmpi/, /ˈɹiːmpi/

Noun[edit]

riempie (plural riempies)

  1. (South Africa) A strip of worked leather, especially as used to form crisscrossed patterns on the back of chairs etc. [from 19th c.]

Adjective[edit]

riempie (comparative more riempie, superlative most riempie)

  1. (South Africa) Made of or featuring crisscrossed leather strips. [from 20th c.]
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 79:
      But back on the farm he submitted obediently to the routine of his parents: morning prayers, evening prayers – reading from his father's Dutch Bible, singing, kneeling at the riempie chairs until one's knees were aching […].

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

riempie

  1. third-person singular present indicative of riempire

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