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Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leppr. Compare Icelandic leppur and Danish lap

NounEdit

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lapper, definite plural lappene)

  1. a patch
  2. a note, small piece of paper
  3. a driver's license
  4. a type of small, thick pancake

Etymology 2Edit

Possibly from a finnic or samic language. Compare Finnish Lappi

NounEdit

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lapper, definite plural lappene)

  1. a Lapp, Sami person; person of the Sami people
SynonymsEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leppr.

NounEdit

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lappar, definite plural lappane)

  1. patch
    Jakka hadde lappar på olbogane.
    The coat had patches on the elbows.
  2. a note, small piece of paper
    Han gav meg ein lapp med ein beskjed på.
    He gave me a note with a message on it.
  3. a driver's license
  4. a type of small, thick pancake
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Possibly from a finnic or samic language. Compare Finnish Lappi

NounEdit

lapp m (definite singular lappen, indefinite plural lappar, definite plural lappane)

  1. a Lapp, Sami person; person of the Sami people
SynonymsEdit

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SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leppr. Compare Icelandic leppur, Danish lap, Middle Dutch lappe, Old High German lappa, German Lappen (patch), Lithuanian lopas (patch, piece) and Latvian lupata (rag, cloth).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

lapp c

  1. a patch, a piece of any flexible material, used to cover a hole in something; such as a piece of fabric used over a hole in a piece of clothing
  2. a small piece of paper; a note

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lapp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lapp lappen lappar lapparna
Genitive lapps lappens lappars lapparnas

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish lapper; compare Icelandic lappir pl; probably of Finnish origin; compare Finnish lappalainen (Lap), after Lappi (Lapland), older Finnish also lapp; original meaning unknown.[1]

NounEdit

lapp c

  1. a Lapp, a Sami person; a person of the Sami people

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lapp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lapp lappen lappar lapparna
Genitive lapps lappens lappars lapparnas

Usage notesEdit

  • The word same (a Sami person) is recently the politically correct ethnic term. However, in everyday life lapp is currently used by both Swedes and Lapps in non-derogatory fashion.

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