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Etymology 1

Middle English nappe(n) < Old English hnappian (to doze), of unknown origin; cognate with Old High German hnaffezan.

Noun

Singular
nap

Plural
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  1. A short period of sleep, especially one during the day time.
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Verb

Infinitive
to nap

Third person singular
nap

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to nap (third-person singular simple present nap, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day time
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Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
nap

Plural
-

nap (-)
  1. A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather.

Verb

Infinitive
to nap

Third person singular
nap

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to nap (third-person singular simple present nap, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather).

Etymology 3

  • From the name of the French emperor Napoleon I of France (Bonaparte)

Noun

Singular
nap

Plural
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  1. (UK) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts best tips.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A card game.

Etymology 4

possibly Scandanavian, cognate with nab, see Swedish nappa (pinch)

Verb

Infinitive
to nap

Third person singular
napp

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to nap (third-person singular simple present napp, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To grab; to nab.
Derived terms

Catalan

Etymology

Latin napus

Noun

nap m

  1. beet

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

nap fm

  1. Drinking cup

Hungarian

Etymology

Of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Noun

nap (plural napok)

  1. day (unit of time)
  2. sun (also spelt Nap)

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Romanian

Etymology

Latin napus

Noun

nap m.

  1. beet

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