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3 letters words from 'sap'

ASP 5PAS 5
SAP 5SPA 5

2 letters words from 'sap'

AS 2PA 4

All 3 letters words made out of sap

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Definitions and meaning of sap

sap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English sap, from Old English sæp (juice, sap), from Proto-West Germanic *sap (sap, juice) (compare Dutch sap, German Saft, Icelandic safi), from Proto-Indo-European *sab-, *sap- (to taste) (compare Welsh syb-wydd (fir), Latin sapa (must, new wine), Russian со́пли (sópli, snivel), Armenian համ (ham, juice, taste), Avestan 𐬬𐬌-𐬱𐬁𐬞𐬀(vi-šāpa, having poisonous juices), Sanskrit सबर् (sabar, juice, nectar)). More at sage.

Noun

sap (countable and uncountable, plural saps)

  1. (uncountable) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  2. (uncountable) The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  3. Any juice.
  4. (figuratively) Vitality.
  5. (slang, countable) A naive person; a simpleton
    Synonyms: milksop, saphead
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

sap (third-person singular simple present saps, present participle sapping, simple past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive) To drain, suck or absorb from (tree, etc.).
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To exhaust the vitality of.

Etymology 2

Probably from sapling.

Noun

sap (plural saps)

  1. (countable, US, slang) A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack.
    • 1944, William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, The Big Sleep (screenplay)
      I risk my whole future, the hatred of the cops and Eddie Mars' gang. I dodge bullets and eat saps.
Translations

Verb

sap (third-person singular simple present saps, present participle sapping, simple past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To strike with a sap (with a blackjack).
    • 1944, William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, The Big Sleep (screenplay)
      [A]s he passes the mouth of a narrow alley two men step out quickly. One of them saps Marlowe expertly — they drag him out of sight.
    • 1964, Raymond Chandler, ‎Killer in the Rain
      And when he had me up there he would sap me again and I wouldn't remember anything that happened in between the two sappings.
Translations

Etymology 3

From French saper (compare Spanish zapar and Italian zappare) from sape (sort of scythe), from Late Latin sappa (sort of mattock).

Noun

sap (plural saps)

  1. (military) A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.
Derived terms
  • sap fagot
  • sap roller
  • sapper
Translations

Verb

sap (third-person singular simple present saps, present participle sapping, simple past and past participle sapped)

  1. (transitive) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  2. (transitive, military) To pierce with saps.
  3. (transitive) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
    • 1850, Alfred Tennyson, Ring, Out, Wild Bells
      Ring out the grief that saps the mind []
  4. (transitive) To gradually weaken.
  5. (intransitive) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
Translations

Anagrams

  • APS, APs, ASP, PAS, PAs, PSA, Pas, Psa., SPA, Spa, asp, pas, spa

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • sapu, tsap, tsapu

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *sappō, from Latin sappa. Compare Romanian săpa, sap, French saper, Italian zappare, Sicilian zappari, Spanish zapar, Friulian sapâ, Venetian sapar, Latin sappa.

Verb

sap (past participle sãpatã)

  1. I dig (with a pick).

Related terms

  • sãpari / sãpare
  • sãpat
  • sapã
  • sãpãtor
  • sãpãturã

See also

  • tãrchescu
  • arãm

Azerbaijani

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *sạp-.

Noun

sap (definite accusative sapı, plural saplar)

  1. thread
    Synonym: ip

Etymology 2

Noun

sap (definite accusative sapı, plural saplar)

  1. grip, hilt

Declension

Further reading

  • “sap” in Obastan.com.

Catalan

Alternative forms

  • sab (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sap/
  • Rhymes: -ap

Verb

sap

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of saber

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch sap, from Old Dutch *sap, from Proto-West Germanic *sap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɑp/
  • Hyphenation: sap
  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Noun

sap n (plural sappen, diminutive sapje n)

  1. sap (fluid in plants)
  2. juice
    Hyponyms: aalbessensap, appelsap, citroensap, druivensap, sinaasappelsap, vruchtensap

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: sap
  • Negerhollands: sap

References

Anagrams

  • pas

Kholosi

Etymology

From Sanskrit सर्प (sarpa).

Noun

sap ?

  1. snake

References

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[1], pages 13-36

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • saape, saappe, sape, sapp, sappe, zep
  • (early ME) sæp, sæpp

Etymology

From Old English sæp, from Proto-West Germanic *sap, from Proto-Indo-European *sep-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sap/, /saːp/

Noun

sap (uncountable)

  1. sap (plant juices)
  2. sapwood (wood under bark)
  3. (rare) earwax

Derived terms

  • sappy
  • sapplyng

Descendants

  • English: sap
  • Scots: sap, saup

References

  • “sā̆p(e, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sap/

Verb

sap

  1. second-person singular imperative of sapać

Romani

Etymology

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀲𑀧𑁆𑀧 (sappa), from Sanskrit सर्प (sarpá, snake), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sarpás. Cognate with Punjabi ਸੱਪ (sappa, snake).

Pronunciation

Noun

sap m (plural sapa)

  1. snake

References

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “sap”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, page 766
  • Yaron Matras (2002), “Historical and linguistic origins”, in Romani: A Linguistic Introduction[2], Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 40
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “sap, ~a”, in ニューエクスプレスプラス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Plus Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, published 2021, →ISBN, OCLC 1267332830, page 154

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sap]

Verb

sap

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of săpa

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish صاپ(sap, handle; stalk; hair), from Old Turkic sap(sap), from Proto-Turkic [Term?].

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑp/

Adjective

sap

  1. (slang) not having a significant other

Noun

sap (definite accusative sapı, plural saplar)

  1. handle
  2. stem, stalk
  3. (slang) penis
  4. (slang) male

Declension


Veps

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *sappi.

Noun

sap

  1. gall (bile)

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin sapiō (I am wise).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɑːp/

Noun

sap

  1. wisdom

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /θaːp˧˥/
  • Tone numbers: sap7
  • Hyphenation: sap

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *saːpᴰ (cockroach). Cognate with Thai สาบ (sàap), Lao ສາບ (sāp), Shan သၢပ်ႇ (sàap), Bouyei saabt.

Noun

sap (Sawndip form 𫊷, old orthography sap)

  1. cockroach

Etymology 2

Verb

sap (old orthography sap)

  1. to wear shoes with the heels stepping down on the back of the shoes

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SAOLA, a small oxlike mammal found in Vietnam and Laos.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)