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English

Silvery gibbon (1)

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English apa.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ape

Plural
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  1. An animal of a class of primates generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
  2. (derogatory) An uncivilised person.

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Verb

Infinitive
to ape

Third person singular
ap

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to ape (third-person singular simple present ap, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To imitate.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
      It is not conceived as a mere “aping” in externals nor as an enacting in the sense of assuming a foreign role.

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Finnish

Noun

ape (stem ap-*)

  1. horse food
  2. (colloquial) food

Interlingua

Noun

Singular
ape

Plural
s

ape (s)
  1. bee

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Italian

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Noun

ape f. (plural api)

  1. bee
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) honeybee

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Norwegian

Pronunciation

Noun

ape m. (definite singular apen; indefinite plural aper; definite plural apene)

  1. ape, monkey

Romanian

Pronunciation

Noun

ape f. pl.

  1. Plural form of apă. waters

Sinhalese

Pronoun

ape

  1. our

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