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A 19th-century watercolour of a Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings at the National Museum of Singapore

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪpiːə(ɹ)/, /ˈteɪpɪə(ɹ)/, /ˈteɪpə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪpə(r)
  • Homophone: taper

NounEdit

tapir (plural tapirs)

  1. Any one the species of large odd-toed ungulates of the taxonomic family Tapiridae with a long prehensile upper lip, of which all four surviving species are in genus Tapirus.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.pir/, [ˈtaː.pir]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ta‧pir

NounEdit

tapir m (plural tapirs, diminutive tapirtje n)

  1. tapir
    Synonym: boskoe

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French tapir, from Old French tapir, borrowed from Frankish *tappijan (to close, shut in, lock up), from Frankish tappō, from Proto-Germanic *tappô.

VerbEdit

tapir

  1. (reflexive) to hide
ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Tupi tapi'ira.

NounEdit

tapir m (plural tapirs)

  1. tapir

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NounEdit

tapir m anim

  1. tapir

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PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

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NounEdit

tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir

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PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧pir

NounEdit

tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish tapir (tapir), from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

NounEdit

tapír

  1. tapir