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EnglishEdit

 
geographic distribution
of the alpaca
 
An alpaca (Vicugna pacos)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alpaca (plural alpacas or alpaca)

  1. A sheep-like animal of the Andes, Vicugna pacos, in the camel family, closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña.
  2. (uncountable) Wool from the alpaca.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Gujarati: અલ્પાકા (alpākā)
  • Thai: อัลปากา (an-bpaa-gâa)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑlˈpaː.kaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧pa‧ca

NounEdit

alpaca m (plural alpaca's, diminutive alpacaatje n)

  1. alpaca

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish, possibly via English, from Aymara allpaqa.

NounEdit

alpaca m (genitive singular alpaca, nominative plural alpacaí)

  1. alpaca

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alpaca n-alpaca halpaca not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • alpaca” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

alpaca m (invariable)

  1. alpaca

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

NounEdit

alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca (Vicugna pacos, a camelid of the Andes)
  2. alpaca (wool from the alpaca)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

alpaca f (uncountable)

  1. nickel silver (alloy of copper, zinc and nickel)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French alpaga, alpaca, from Spanish alpaca, from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alpaˈka/
  • Hyphenation: al‧pa‧ca

NounEdit

alpaca f (plural alpacale)

  1. alpaca (animal)
  2. alpaca (wool)

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

All borrowings ultimately from Spanish, though for some direct paths are uncertain.

Further readingEdit