sapun

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See also: săpun

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eventually from Latin sāpō, from Proto-Germanic *saipǭ. The word was probably inherited from Arabic صابُون(ṣābūn), which is clearly old enough to have passed into Maltese. The -p- does of course betray influence by cognate Sicilian sapuni, but does not prove borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sapun m (collective, singulative sapuna, plural spapen, paucal sapuniet)

  1. soap

Usage notes[edit]

  • The singulative means a “piece of soap”, the paucal a small number of these. The plural refers chiefly to different kinds of soap.

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sapo, saponis, probably through the intermediate of Byzantine Greek σαπούνιον (sapoúnion). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *saipǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sǎpuːn/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧pun

Noun[edit]

sàpūn m (Cyrillic spelling са̀пӯн)

  1. soap

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • sapun” in Hrvatski jezični portal