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alp

See also: Alp and ALP

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from alps (plural), from Latin alpes (high mountains, especially those of Switzerland), of Celtic or Germanic origin (compare Old Saxon elbon (Alps), Old High German Alpūn (Alps); Old High German alba (alp, mountain)), probably from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós (white).

NounEdit

alp (plural alps)

  1. A very high mountain. Specifically, one of the Alps, the highest chain of mountains in Europe.
    • Milton
      Nor breath of vernal air from snowy alp.
    • Alexander Pope
      Hills peep o'er hills, and alps on alps arise.

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

AbbreviationEdit

alp

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) à la prochaine

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

alp (present analytic alpann, future analytic alpfaidh, verbal noun alpadh, past participle alptha)

  1. to devour, swallow whole
  2. to grab

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

alp m (genitive ailp, plural alpa)

  1. alp (high mountain)

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alp n-alp halp t-alp
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (elf, spirit): alb

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German alp (13th century), from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós.

NounEdit

alp m (plural elbe or elber)

  1. elf
  2. friendly spirit, ghostly being, genius, or fairy
  3. nightmare (later meaning)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

alp f (genitive ailp, plural alpa)

  1. protuberance, eminence
  2. mountain

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

alp c

  1. alp; a mountain in the Alps.

DeclensionEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic alp, alp-a-ɣut (to capture, conquer; warrior, hero, brave), from Proto-Turkic *ălp (difficult, hard; warrior, hero, brave; giant, landlord).

AdjectiveEdit

alp

  1. brave, hero

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