tappen

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tappen (uncountable)

  1. A plug that forms in the anus of a bear or other mammal during hibernation.
    • 1831, Lews Lloyd, Field sports of the north Europe[1], volume 1, page 98:
      The inference drawn by the northern chasseurs from this is, that the tappen, in conjunction with repose, is the cause of the bear retaining his condition, though without taking any kind of nourishment, for nearly one-half of the year.
    • 1951, The New York State Conservationist, volume 6-7, page 60:
      No food can pass through the system and a mechanical obstruction called a tappen or plug blocks the passage.
    • 1958, Will Barker, Winter-Sleeping Wildlife, page 41:
      Many hunters believe that the size of the tappen determines how soundly and how long a bear sleeps

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tappen

  1. singular definite of tap

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch tappen. Equivalent to tap +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

tappen

  1. (transitive) to tap (draw off liquid from a vessel)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of tappen (weak)
infinitive tappen
past singular tapte
past participle getapt
infinitive tappen
gerund tappen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular tap tapte
2nd person sing. (jij) tapt tapte
2nd person sing. (u) tapt tapte
2nd person sing. (gij) tapt tapte
3rd person singular tapt tapte
plural tappen tapten
subjunctive sing.1 tappe tapte
subjunctive plur.1 tappen tapten
imperative sing. tap
imperative plur.1 tapt
participles tappend getapt
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

tappen

  1. Plural form of tap

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtapən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tap‧pen

Verb[edit]

tappen (third-person singular simple present tappt, past tense tappte, past participle getappt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive) to pad (walk softly, quietly or steadily)
  2. (intransitive) to grope (search by feeling)

Conjugation[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tappen

  1. definite singular of tapp