AskDefine | Define tapa

Dictionary Definition

tapa

Noun

1 thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus [syn: tappa]
2 a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark [syn: tappa]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

tapa
  1. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; — sometimes called also kapa.

Estonian

Verb

tapa
  1. Second-person singular imperative present form of tapma.

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • [ˈtɛapa]

Verb

tapa
  1. to lose
    • tapa dyst
      to lose the match

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ta·pa
  • Rhymes: -ɑpɑ
  • [ˈtɑpɑ]

Etymology 1

Noun

  1. custom
  2. habit
  3. manner
  4. way (to do a thing)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

inflected form of tappaa

Verb

tapa
    • Tapa!
      • Kill!
    • Älä tapa!
      • Don't kill! (or when the context is the 5th commandment of the Bible: Thou shalt not kill.)

French

Maori

Etymology

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Indonesian tambang

Noun

tapa

Spanish

Noun

  1. lid

Related terms

Swahili

Verb

tapa
  1. to shiver

Extensive Definition

The word Tapa can refer to many different things:
tapa in Czech: Tapa (rozcestník)
tapa in German: Tapa
tapa in Spanish: Tapa (desambiguación)
tapa in Finnish: Tapa
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