See also: chiripá

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QuechuaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chiri ‎(cold) +‎ -pa ‎(during)

NounEdit

chiripa

  1. warm clothing

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian سراندیب ‎(Serendip) or Arabic سَرَانْدِيب ‎(sarandib), from Sinhala-dib. Cognate with Serendip and Serendib.

NounEdit

chiripa f ‎(plural chiripas)

  1. fluke (lucky or improbable occurrence).
  2. Blattella germanica (In Venezuela, German roach).

Derived termsEdit

  • de chiripa by sheer luck
  • chiripero in Venezuelan politics, a crowd, a gathering of small players
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