sherpa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sherpa. The verb derives from the noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɜː(ɹ)pə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sherpa (countable and uncountable, plural sherpas)

  1. (countable) A mountain guide or porter, particularly a male of the Sherpa people so employed.
  2. (countable) An expert sent by a country’s leader to a summit meeting.
  3. A synthetic fabric with a long, thick pile, similar to faux fur, imitation lamb wool, or fleece.

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: sherpa

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Verb[edit]

sherpa (third-person singular simple present sherpas, present participle sherpaing, simple past and past participle sherpaed)

  1. (rare) To serve as a guide or porter for another.

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sherpa, from Tibetan ཤར་པ། (shar pa, easterner).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɛr.pa/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrpa
  • Hyphenation: shèr‧pa

Noun[edit]

sherpa m or f (invariable)

  1. Sherpa (member of a Himalayan ethnic group)
  2. sherpa (mountain guide or porter)

References[edit]

  • sherpa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃeɾpa/, [ˈʃeɾ.pa]

Noun[edit]

sherpa m or f (plural sherpas)

  1. sherpa
  2. Sherpa