tapir

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See also: Tapir and tapír

English[edit]

A 19th-century watercolour of a Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings at the National Museum of Singapore
A tapir (Tapirus indicus)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪpiːə(ɹ)/, /ˈteɪpɪə(ɹ)/, /ˈteɪpə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪpə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: taper

Noun[edit]

tapir (plural tapirs)

  1. Any one of the species of large odd-toed ungulates of the taxonomic family Tapiridae with a long prehensile upper lip, of which all four surviving species are in genus Tapirus.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Once a dark, clumsy tapir stared at us from a gap in the bushes, and then lumbered away through the forest; once, too, the yellow, sinuous form of a great puma whisked amid the brushwood, and its green, baleful eyes glared hatred at us over its tawny shoulder.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi tapi'ira.

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Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapirs)

  1. tapir

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.pir/, [ˈtaː.pir]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ta‧pir

Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapirs, diminutive tapirtje n)

  1. tapir
    Synonym: boskoe

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French tapir, from Old French tapir, borrowed from Frankish *tappijan (to close, shut in, lock up), from Frankish *tappō, from Proto-Germanic *tappô.

Verb[edit]

tapir

  1. (reflexive) to hide
Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapirs)

  1. tapir

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapir

  1. Alternative form of taper

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tapir m anim

  1. tapir

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

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Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir
    Synonym: anta

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tapir.

Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapiri)

  1. tapir

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧pir

Noun[edit]

tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir
    Synonyms: (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Southern Mexico, Venezuela) danta, (Bolivia, Northern Argentina) anta, (Ecuador) vaca de monte, (Honduras, Nicaragua) danto, (Mexico) ante, (Panama, Colombian Pacific Coast) macho de monte, (Paraguay) mboreví, (Peru) sachavaca, (Southern Mexico) anteburro

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Noun[edit]

tapir c

  1. tapir

Declension[edit]

Declension of tapir 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tapir tapiren tapirer tapirerna
Genitive tapirs tapirens tapirers tapirernas

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tapir (tapir), from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Noun[edit]

tapír

  1. tapir