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Webster 1913 Edition


Aper

Ap′er

,
Noun.
One who apes.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aper

A'PER

,
Noun.
One who apes. in zoology, the wild boar.

Definition 2022


aper

aper

English

Noun

aper (plural apers)

  1. Someone who apes something
    • 1908, Rupert Sargent Holland, Builders of United Italy, page 175:
      Valerio ridiculed the proposal to his friends and called Cavour an aper of English customs.

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Latin

aper (a wild boar)

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *apros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ep-r-. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *eburaz (whence German Eber), Proto-Slavic *veprь (whence Serbo-Croatian vepar).

Pronunciation

Noun

aper m (genitive aprī); second declension

  1. a wild boar
  2. (figuratively) a standard of the Roman legions

Inflection

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aper aprī
genitive aprī aprōrum
dative aprō aprīs
accusative aprum aprōs
ablative aprō aprīs
vocative aper1 aprī

1May also be apre.

Derived terms

  • aprārius
  • aprīnus
  • aprūgnus

Related terms

Descendants

  • Sardinian: apru

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Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

aper m, f

  1. indefinite plural of ape

Verb

aper

  1. present tense of ape

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

Noun

aper m, f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of ape