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EtymologyEdit

From al- +‎ gapi.

VerbEdit

algapi (present algapas, past algapis, future algapos, conditional algapus, volitive algapu)

  1. to gape or stare at (something or someone)
    • Vilhelmo Lutermano (translator), La Transformiĝo (Metamorphosis) by Franz Kafka, III,
      apude la virinoj intermiksis siajn larmojn aŭ eĉ senlarme algapis la tablon.
      in the other room the women mingled their tears or stared dry-eyed at the table. (Stanley Corngold translation, Norton, 1996)
    • Bertil Nilsson (translator), Orm la Ruĝa (Röde Orm / The Long Ships) by Frans G. Bengtsson, Part 2, Chapter 2,
      La episkopo surprizite lin algapis, kaj komence aspektis kvazaǔ li ektimus.
      The bishop stared at him in surprise, and at first looked frightened.