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lapsa

See also: lapsā

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

lāpsa

  1. nominative feminine singular of lāpsus
  2. nominative neuter plural of lāpsus
  3. accusative neuter plural of lāpsus
  4. vocative feminine singular of lāpsus
  5. vocative neuter plural of lāpsus

lāpsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of lāpsus

LatvianEdit

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Lapsa

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *lapesa, from Proto-Baltic *lap- (< *wlap-, *wlop-) with an extra element *-eš (< *-eḱ), from Proto-Indo-European *wlp-, *lup-, *lop-, *h₂wl(o)p, *h₂ulp, ultimately from the stem *wel- (to pluck; to steal, to plunder; to tear), whence also vilks (wolf), q.v.). The original meaning was, as in the case of vilks, also “thief,” “tearer.” Cognates include Lithuanian lãpė, Old Prussian lape, Sudovian laps, Breton louarn, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēks), Sanskrit लोपाशः (lopāśaḥ, fox, jackal), Latin volpēs, Scythian raupāsa, Armenian աղվես (ałves), Persian روباه (rubâh).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lapsa f (4th declension)

  1. fox (esp. Vulpes vulpes)
    sarkanā lapsa — red fox
    lapsas ādafox skin
    lapsu medībasfox hunting
    viltīgs kā lapsa — cunning as a fox

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “lapsa” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.