See also: Vespa and vèspa

Catalan

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Catalan vespa, from Latin vespa, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (wasp), from *webʰ- (to weave).

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vespa f (plural vespes)

  1. wasp
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Finnish

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Etymology

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Generalized from the Italian motor scooter brand name Vespa.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʋespɑ/, [ˈʋe̞s̠pɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -espɑ
  • Syllabification(key): ves‧pa

Noun

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vespa (informal)

  1. scooter (motorcycle or moped equipped with a platform for the operator's feet)

Declension

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Inflection of vespa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative vespa vespat
genitive vespan vespojen
partitive vespaa vespoja
illative vespaan vespoihin
singular plural
nominative vespa vespat
accusative nom. vespa vespat
gen. vespan
genitive vespan vespojen
vespain rare
partitive vespaa vespoja
inessive vespassa vespoissa
elative vespasta vespoista
illative vespaan vespoihin
adessive vespalla vespoilla
ablative vespalta vespoilta
allative vespalle vespoille
essive vespana vespoina
translative vespaksi vespoiksi
abessive vespatta vespoitta
instructive vespoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of vespa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vespani vespani
accusative nom. vespani vespani
gen. vespani
genitive vespani vespojeni
vespaini rare
partitive vespaani vespojani
inessive vespassani vespoissani
elative vespastani vespoistani
illative vespaani vespoihini
adessive vespallani vespoillani
ablative vespaltani vespoiltani
allative vespalleni vespoilleni
essive vespanani vespoinani
translative vespakseni vespoikseni
abessive vespattani vespoittani
instructive
comitative vespoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vespasi vespasi
accusative nom. vespasi vespasi
gen. vespasi
genitive vespasi vespojesi
vespaisi rare
partitive vespaasi vespojasi
inessive vespassasi vespoissasi
elative vespastasi vespoistasi
illative vespaasi vespoihisi
adessive vespallasi vespoillasi
ablative vespaltasi vespoiltasi
allative vespallesi vespoillesi
essive vespanasi vespoinasi
translative vespaksesi vespoiksesi
abessive vespattasi vespoittasi
instructive
comitative vespoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vespamme vespamme
accusative nom. vespamme vespamme
gen. vespamme
genitive vespamme vespojemme
vespaimme rare
partitive vespaamme vespojamme
inessive vespassamme vespoissamme
elative vespastamme vespoistamme
illative vespaamme vespoihimme
adessive vespallamme vespoillamme
ablative vespaltamme vespoiltamme
allative vespallemme vespoillemme
essive vespanamme vespoinamme
translative vespaksemme vespoiksemme
abessive vespattamme vespoittamme
instructive
comitative vespoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vespanne vespanne
accusative nom. vespanne vespanne
gen. vespanne
genitive vespanne vespojenne
vespainne rare
partitive vespaanne vespojanne
inessive vespassanne vespoissanne
elative vespastanne vespoistanne
illative vespaanne vespoihinne
adessive vespallanne vespoillanne
ablative vespaltanne vespoiltanne
allative vespallenne vespoillenne
essive vespananne vespoinanne
translative vespaksenne vespoiksenne
abessive vespattanne vespoittanne
instructive
comitative vespoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative vespansa vespansa
accusative nom. vespansa vespansa
gen. vespansa
genitive vespansa vespojensa
vespainsa rare
partitive vespaansa vespojaan
vespojansa
inessive vespassaan
vespassansa
vespoissaan
vespoissansa
elative vespastaan
vespastansa
vespoistaan
vespoistansa
illative vespaansa vespoihinsa
adessive vespallaan
vespallansa
vespoillaan
vespoillansa
ablative vespaltaan
vespaltansa
vespoiltaan
vespoiltansa
allative vespalleen
vespallensa
vespoilleen
vespoillensa
essive vespanaan
vespanansa
vespoinaan
vespoinansa
translative vespakseen
vespaksensa
vespoikseen
vespoiksensa
abessive vespattaan
vespattansa
vespoittaan
vespoittansa
instructive
comitative vespoineen
vespoinensa

Synonyms

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French

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Noun

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vespa f (plural vespas)

  1. Vespa

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Galician

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Noun

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vespa f (plural vespas)

  1. Alternative form of avespa (wasp)

Icelandic

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Noun

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vespa f (genitive singular vespu, nominative plural vespur)

  1. hornet

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Interlingua

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Noun

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vespa (plural vespas)

  1. wasp
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Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin vespa, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (wasp), from *webʰ- (to weave).

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Noun

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vespa f (plural vespe)

  1. wasp
  2. (motorcycling) Alternative letter-case form of Vespa; motor scooter
    Coordinate term: lambretta

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Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *wospā, metathesized from earlier Proto-Italic *wopsā, from Proto-Indo-European *wops-éh₂, from *wóps; see also wasp.

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Noun

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vespa f (genitive vespae); first declension

  1. wasp

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vespa vespae
Genitive vespae vespārum
Dative vespae vespīs
Accusative vespam vespās
Ablative vespā vespīs
Vocative vespa vespae

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Descendants

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See also

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References

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  • vespa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vespa”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vespa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911) “vĕspa”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 707

Piedmontese

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Noun

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vespa f (plural vespe)

  1. wasp
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Portuguese

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vespa (Polistes dominulus)

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  • Hyphenation: ves‧pa

Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese vespa, from Latin vespa,[1][2] from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (wasp), from *webʰ- (to weave).

Noun

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vespa f (plural vespas)

  1. wasp
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Italian Vespa.[1][2]

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vespa f (plural vespas)

  1. motor scooter

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  1. 1.0 1.1 vespa” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 vespa” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian vespa.

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  • IPA(key): /ʋêspa/
  • Hyphenation: ves‧pa

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vȅspa f (Cyrillic spelling ве̏спа)

  1. (informal) motor scooter

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References

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  • vespa” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sicilian

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Etymology

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From Latin vespa.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛspa/, [ˈvɛʃpa]
  • Hyphenation: vès‧pa

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vespa f (plural vespi)

  1. wasp

Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian vespa. Doublet of avispa.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbespa/ [ˈbes.pa]
  • Rhymes: -espa
  • Syllabification: ves‧pa

Noun

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vespa f (plural vespas)

  1. Vespa (brand name)
  2. scooter (powered bicycle or tricycle)

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Swedish

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Etymology

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Genericized trademark from the Italian motor scooter brand Vespa.

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vespa c

  1. a motor scooter (small motorcycle or moped with a step-through frame)
    Synonyms: scooter, (when clear from context) skoter

Declension

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Declension of vespa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vespa vespan vespor vesporna
Genitive vespas vespans vespors vespornas

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