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Lappish

[ lap-ish ]

adjective

  1. Also Lap·pic [] of, relating to, or characteristic of Lapland or the Sami.

ˈLappish

/ ˈlæpɪʃ /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Lapps, a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, or their language


noun

  1. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family

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Sensitive Note

See Lapp.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lappish1

First recorded in 1870–75; Lapp + -ish 1

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Example Sentences

The Russian Lapp indeed has few true and Lappish attributes.

I fancy we had, on the whole, a good educational effect upon our Lappish carriers.

I have compared this with the Lappish name for seal, ‘dævok’—‘davak’—‘dævkka.’

But that they once had names of their own is shown by the genuine Lappish names for some of the larger islands.

Lappish words to make the dogs quicken their pace or to halt.

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lappet weavingL'Après-midi d'un Faune