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Etymology 1Edit

From trap.

VerbEdit

trapping

  1. present participle of trap

NounEdit

trapping (plural trappings)

  1. An instance of ensnaring something or someone.

Etymology 2Edit

Middle English trap, trappe (personal belongings, owndom, household goods) (compare Middle English trappen "to deck, caparison"), of uncertain origin. Possibly from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin trapus (cloth), from Frankish *traba, trapa (cloth, thread, rag), from Proto-Germanic *trabō, *trafą, *trēb (fringe, rags), from Proto-Indo-European *drāp-, *drāb- (rag). Akin to Old High German traba (fringe, tatters, thread), Old Norse traf (headscarf).

NounEdit

trapping (plural trappings)

  1. An ornamental covering or harness for a horse; caparison.

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