tapa

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Tongan tapa.

Noun[edit]

tapa ‎(uncountable)

  1. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry.
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish tapa

Noun[edit]

tapa ‎(plural tapas)

  1. Any appetizer or snack served in the evening as part of tapas.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa ‎(uncountable)

  1. Seasoned slices of dried or cured meat in Filipino cuisine.

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa f ‎(plural tapes)

  1. lid (top or cover)

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of tapar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of tapar

Estonian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. Second-person singular imperative form of tapma.
  2. Present connegative form of tapma.

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa ‎(third person singular past indicative tapti, third person plural past indicative tapt, supine tapt)

  1. to lose
    • tapa dyst
      to lose the match

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tapa

  1. custom
  2. habit
  3. manner
  4. way (to do a thing)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Meillä oli sunnuntaisin tapana mennä rannalle.
    We used to go to the beach on Sundays.
    We would go to the beach on Sundays.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of tapa (Kotus type 9/kala, p-v gradation)
nominative tapa tavat
genitive tavan tapojen
partitive tapaa tapoja
illative tapaan tapoihin
singular plural
nominative tapa tavat
accusative nom.? tapa tavat
gen. tavan
genitive tavan tapojen
tapainrare
partitive tapaa tapoja
inessive tavassa tavoissa
elative tavasta tavoista
illative tapaan tapoihin
adessive tavalla tavoilla
ablative tavalta tavoilta
allative tavalle tavoille
essive tapana tapoina
translative tavaksi tavoiksi
instructive tavoin
abessive tavatta tavoitta
comitative tapoineen
Derived terms[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. Indicative present connegative form of tappaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of tappaa.
    • Tapa!
      • Kill!
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of tappaa.
    • Älä tapa!
      • Don't kill! (or when the context is the 5th commandment of the Bible: Thou shalt not kill.)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. third-person singular past historic of taper

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tapa ‎(to lose), cognates with the Swedish tappa and Danish tabe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative tapaði, supine tapað)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to lose

Conjugation[edit]

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tapadh (nonstandard, archaic)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tapa

  1. quick, fast

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa m ‎(genitive singular tapa)

  1. speed
  2. flow

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tapa thapa dtapa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa f (4th declension)

  1. plug (hole filler)
  2. peg
  3. spigot
  4. pin
  5. stopgap

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. 3rd person singular past indicative form of tapt
  2. 3rd person plural past indicative form of tapt

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapa.

Noun[edit]

tapa

  1. rim, edge, boundary
  2. split
  3. labia

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa n

  1. definite plural of tap

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse tapa. Cognate with Danish tabe, Swedish tappa and Faroese tapa.

Verb[edit]

tapa ‎(present tense tapar/taper, past tense tapa/tapte, past participle tapa/tapt, passive infinitve tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tapa/tap)

  1. lose

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa ‎(present tense tapar, past tense tapa, past participle tapa, passive infinitve tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tapa/tap)

  1. Alternative form of teipa

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa n

  1. definite plural of tap

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. to lose

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from Gothic *𐍄𐌰𐍀𐍀𐌰 ‎(*tappa), cognate with Italian tappare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapa m (plural tapas)

  1. slap
  2. argument without a replica
  3. (vulgar) discrete marijuana use

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of tapar
    Ele tapa o furo.
    He plugs the hole.
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of tapar
    Tu aí, tapa o furo sozinho.
    You there, plug the hole by yourself.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from Gothic *tappa ‎(*tappa), cognate with Italian tappare.

Noun[edit]

tapa f ‎(plural tapas)

  1. lid, cover
  2. appetizer (small portion of food)

Related terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Tapa is a false friend, and does not mean tap. Spanish equivalents are shown in the "Translations" section of the English entry tap.

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of tapar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of tapar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of tapar.

Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapa

  1. to shiver

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapa.

Noun[edit]

tapa

  1. tapa (bordered Polynesian cloth)
  2. edge; border