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Webster 1913 Edition


Nape

Nape

(nāp)
,
Noun.
[Perh. akin to
knap
a knop.]
The back part of the neck.
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nape

NAPE

,
Noun.
A knob; to be hard or callous, whence a callus.
1.
The prominent joint of the neck behind.

Definition 2022


nape

nape

See also: NAPE

English

A geisha, with unpainted nape.

Noun

nape (plural napes)

  1. The back part of the neck.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English, from Old French nape, nappe (a cloth), from Medieval Latin nappa, napa (cloth, table-cloth, sheet), alteration of Latin mappa (a cloth, napkin, towel). More at map, apron.

Noun

nape (plural napes)

  1. (obsolete) A tablecloth.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Short for napalm.

Verb

nape (third-person singular simple present napes, present participle naping, simple past and past participle naped)

  1. To bombard with napalm.

References

  1. nape” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Latin

Noun

nāpe

  1. vocative singular of nāpus

Old French

Noun

nape f (oblique plural napes, nominative singular nape, nominative plural napes)

  1. table cloth

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