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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

TranslationsEdit

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧pa‧ca

NounEdit

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

  1. alpaca

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.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca (Vicugna pacos, a camelid of the Andes)
  2. alpaca (wool from the alpaca)
  3. 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.

NounEdit

alpaca f (plural alpacas)

  1. alpaca

DescendantsEdit

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