Kappes

Central FranconianEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin caputia.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Kappes m ‎(plural Kappesse)

  1. (Ripuarian) cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
    Häste keine Kappes metjebrat?
    Didn't you bring any cabbage?
  2. (Ripuarian, figuratively) nonsense
    Verzäll mer keine Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Kabis (southern German, Austrian)

EtymologyEdit

From western German dialects. Compare Central Franconian Kappes.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Kappes m ‎(genitive Kappes, no plural)

  1. (regional, colloquial) cabbage, Brassica oleracea
    Ich mach heut' Abend Kappes-Durcheinander.
    I'm making a cabbage stew for dinner.
  2. (regional, colloquial) nonsense
    Erzähl mir keinen Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

Usage notesEdit

In its original meaning "cabbage", the word is limited to western Germany and declining. In the figurative meaning, however, it is quite common and indeed spreading supraregionally.

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