See also: Tapir and tapír

English

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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
 
A tapir (Tapirus indicus)

Etymology

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

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tapir (plural tapirs)

  1. Any one of 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.
    • 1912, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World [], London, New York, N.Y.: Hodder and Stoughton, →OCLC:
      Once a dark, clumsy tapir stared at us from a gap in the bushes, and then lumbered away through the forest; once, too, the yellow, sinuous form of a great puma whisked amid the brushwood, and its green, baleful eyes glared hatred at us over its tawny shoulder.

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

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tapir m (plural tapirs)

  1. tapir

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Dutch

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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tapir m (plural tapirs, diminutive tapirtje n)

  1. tapir
    Synonym: boskoe

French

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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

Verb

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tapir

  1. (reflexive) to hide
Conjugation
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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 2

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Borrowed from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

Noun

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tapir m (plural tapirs)

  1. tapir
Descendants
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  • English: tapir
  • German: Tapir
  • Ottoman Turkish: طاپر
  • Polish: tapir
  • ? Portuguese: tapir
  • ? Spanish: tapir
  • Swedish: tapir

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Kashubian

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Tapir.

Etymology

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Borrowed from Polish tapir.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtapir/
  • Rhymes: -apir
  • Syllabification: ta‧pir

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tapir m animal

  1. tapir (ungulate of the family Tapiridae)

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  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011) “tapir”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi[1]

Middle English

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Noun

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tapir

  1. Alternative form of taper

Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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tapir

Etymology

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Borrowed from French tapir.

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tapir m animal

  1. tapir (any large odd-toed ungulate with a long prehensile upper lip of the family Tapiridae)

Declension

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Descendants

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Further reading

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  • tapir in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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tapir (Tapirus indicus)

Etymology

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Ultimately from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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  • Hyphenation: ta‧pir

Noun

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tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir
    Synonym: anta

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French tapir.

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tapir m (plural tapiri)

  1. tapir

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Spanish

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tapir m (plural tapires)

  1. tapir
    Synonyms: (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Southern Mexico, Venezuela) danta, (Bolivia, Northern Argentina) anta, (Ecuador) vaca de monte, (Honduras, Nicaragua) danto, (Mexico) ante, (Panama, Colombian Pacific Coast) macho de monte, (Paraguay) mboreví, (Peru) sachavaca, (Southern Mexico) anteburro

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Swedish

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Etymology

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

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tapir c

  1. tapir

Declension

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Declension of tapir 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tapir tapiren tapirer tapirerna
Genitive tapirs tapirens tapirers tapirernas

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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

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tapír (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜉᜒᜇ᜔)

  1. tapir

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish طاپر (tapir), from French tapir, from Old Tupi tapi'ira.

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tapir (definite accusative tapiri, plural tapirler)

  1. tapir

Declension

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Inflection
Nominative tapir
Definite accusative tapiri
Singular Plural
Nominative tapir tapirler
Definite accusative tapiri tapirleri
Dative tapire tapirlere
Locative tapirde tapirlerde
Ablative tapirden tapirlerden
Genitive tapirin tapirlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirim tapirlerim
2nd singular tapirin tapirlerin
3rd singular tapiri tapirleri
1st plural tapirimiz tapirlerimiz
2nd plural tapiriniz tapirleriniz
3rd plural tapirleri tapirleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirimi tapirlerimi
2nd singular tapirini tapirlerini
3rd singular tapirini tapirlerini
1st plural tapirimizi tapirlerimizi
2nd plural tapirinizi tapirlerinizi
3rd plural tapirlerini tapirlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirime tapirlerime
2nd singular tapirine tapirlerine
3rd singular tapirine tapirlerine
1st plural tapirimize tapirlerimize
2nd plural tapirinize tapirlerinize
3rd plural tapirlerine tapirlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirimde tapirlerimde
2nd singular tapirinde tapirlerinde
3rd singular tapirinde tapirlerinde
1st plural tapirimizde tapirlerimizde
2nd plural tapirinizde tapirlerinizde
3rd plural tapirlerinde tapirlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirimden tapirlerimden
2nd singular tapirinden tapirlerinden
3rd singular tapirinden tapirlerinden
1st plural tapirimizden tapirlerimizden
2nd plural tapirinizden tapirlerinizden
3rd plural tapirlerinden tapirlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular tapirimin tapirlerimin
2nd singular tapirinin tapirlerinin
3rd singular tapirinin tapirlerinin
1st plural tapirimizin tapirlerimizin
2nd plural tapirinizin tapirlerinizin
3rd plural tapirlerinin tapirlerinin