τάπης

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. Traditionally derived from Iranian (compare Persian تنبسه(tanbase, carpet, rug)), but Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.[1]

NounEdit

τᾰ́πης (tápēsm (genitive τᾰ́πητος); third declension

  1. carpet, rug, mat

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: τάπητας (tápitas)
  • Aramaic:
    Jewish Palestinian Aramaic: טפיטא(ṭāpīṭā), טפטא
    Classical Syriac: ܛܦܝܛܐ(ṭāpīṭā), ܛܦܛܐ
  • Latin: tapēte, tapēs (see there for further descendants)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 1450–1451

Further readingEdit

  • τάπης in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • ṭpy+”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–