nape
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century the back of the neck

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  • Nape — (griech. Νάπη, bewaldetes Tal, Schlucht ) ist in der Antike der Name eines Ortes auf Lesbos: Nape (Lesbos) eines Bergbaureviers in Attika: Nape (Attika) der Personifikation des Waldtals: Nape (Personifikation) eines der Hunde des Aktaion, nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nape — (n[=a]p), n. [Perh. akin to knap a knop.] The back part of the neck. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nape — ⇒NAPE, subst. fém. Région (Centre). Nénuphar, nymphéa. Si, par bonheur, il ne s était pas noyé dans la rivière, on pouvait toujours bien dire qu il s était noyé dans son chagrin et dans son dépit, au point de rester là comme une souche (...) la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nape — [neıp] n [singular] literary the bottom part of the back of your neck, where the hair ends ▪ the soft warm nape of her neck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nape — [ neıp ] noun singular the back of your neck: He kissed the nape of her neck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nape — nape; sur·nape; …   English syllables

  • Nape — NAPE, es, einer von Aktäons vielen Hunden, welche ihren eigenen Herrn zerrissen. Ovid. Met. III. v. 314. Hygin. Fab. 181 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • nape — (n.) back of the neck, c.1300, of unknown origin, perhaps from O.Fr. hanap a goblet, in reference to the hollow at the base of the skull. The entire absence of forms with initial k makes it difficult to connect the word with the apparently… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nape — ► NOUN ▪ the back of a person s neck. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • nape — [nāp, nap] n. [ME < ?] the back of the neck …   English World dictionary

  • Nape — For other uses, see Nape (disambiguation). The nape of a Geisha …   Wikipedia

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