trape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably via a Medieval Latin *trappa from Old English træppe, treppe ‎(trap, snare), from Proto-Germanic *trap-, from Proto-Indo-European *dreb-, from *der- ‎(walk, step).

Noun[edit]

trape ‎(plural trapes)

  1. (obsolete) A messy or untidy woman.
    • 1678, Samuel Butler, Hudibras:
      Hard was his fate in this I own, / Nor will I for the trapes atone; / Indeed to guess I am not able, / What made her thus inexorable [...].

Verb[edit]

trape ‎(third-person singular simple present trapes, present participle traping, simple past and past participle traped)

  1. (intransitive) To drag.
    No, that coat's too big; it'll trape along the ground if you wear it.

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Etymology[edit]

Frankish *trappa ‎(trap, snare), from Proto-Germanic *trap-, *tramp- ‎(to step). More at English trap.

Noun[edit]

trape f ‎(oblique plural trapes, nominative singular trape, nominative plural trapes)

  1. trap (device design to ensnare or trap)
  2. hiding place

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