or teepee; also tipi noun Etymology: Dakota thípi, from thi- to dwell Date: 1743 a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Great Plains

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  • tepee — s.f. invar. (Liv.) Cort conic al indienilor din preria americană. [pron. ti pí. / < engl., fr., it. tepee < cuv. sioux]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  TEPEE TÍ PI/ s. f. inv …   Dicționar Român

  • Tepee — Tep*ee , n. An Indian wigwam or tent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tepee — 1743, ti pee, from Dakota (Siouan) thipi dwelling, house …   Etymology dictionary

  • tepee — (izg. tèpe) m DEFINICIJA šator sjevernoameričkih Indijanaca, ob. izrađen od koža ili krzna i u obliku stošca ETIMOLOGIJA amer.engl. ← egz. thipi …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tepee — (also teepee or tipi) ► NOUN ▪ a conical tent made of skins or cloth on a frame of poles, used by American Indians. ORIGIN Sioux, dwelling …   English terms dictionary

  • tepee — ☆ tepee [tē′pē ] n. [Dakota th ípi, dwelling < th í , to dwell + pi, suffix indicating pl., indefinite, or abstract form] 1. a cone shaped tent of animal skins or bark used by North American Indian peoples of the plains and Great Lakes regions …   English World dictionary

  • tepee — /tee pee/, n. a tent of the American Indians, made usually from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles and having an opening at the top for ventilation and a flap door. Also, teepee, tipi. Cf. lodge (def. 9), wigwam. [1735 45, Amer.;… …   Universalium

  • tepee — ● tipi ou tepee nom masculin (américain tepee, d un mot sioux) Habitation traditionnelle des Indiens des plaines en Amérique du Nord, constituée par une hutte conique à un ou plusieurs mâts sur lesquels sont tendues des peaux d animaux cousues …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tepee — UK [ˈtiːpiː] / US [ˈtɪˌpɪ] noun [countable] Word forms tepee : singular tepee plural tepees a tall round tent made of animal skin that some native americans traditionally lived in …   English dictionary

  • tepee — Wigwam Wig wam, n. [From the Algonquin or Massachusetts Indian word w[=e]k, his house, or dwelling place; with possessive and locative affixes, w[=e] kou om ut, in his (or their) house, contracted by the English to weekwam, and wigwam.] An Indian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tepee — te·pee s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS etnol. tenda tipica degli indiani nordamericani, di forma conica e costituita da un intelaiatura di pali di legno che sorreggono teli o pelli di copertura {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: tipi. DATA: 1927.… …   Dizionario italiano

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