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See also: áĺap, àlāp, àláp, and ɑ́lɑ́p



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Borrowed from Sanskrit आलापा (ālāpā).


alap (plural alaps)

  1. (music) The opening, improvised section of a Classical raga performance, before the formal recitation.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 176:
      The alaap is the part of our classical music that I like best. It is an inward voyage, an odyssey into the unknown.




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  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlɒp]
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  • Hyphenation: alap


alap (plural alapok)

  1. base, foundation


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative alap alapok
accusative alapot alapokat
dative alapnak alapoknak
instrumental alappal alapokkal
causal-final alapért alapokért
translative alappá alapokká
terminative alapig alapokig
essive-formal alapként alapokként
essive-modal alapul alapokul
inessive alapban alapokban
superessive alapon alapokon
adessive alapnál alapoknál
illative alapba alapokba
sublative alapra alapokra
allative alaphoz alapokhoz
elative alapból alapokból
delative alapról alapokról
ablative alaptól alapoktól
Possessive forms of alap
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. alapom alapjaim
2nd person sing. alapod alapjaid
3rd person sing. alapja alapjai
1st person plural alapunk alapjaink
2nd person plural alapotok alapjaitok
3rd person plural alapjuk alapjaik

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