Papa or PAPA may refer to:

  • P, in the ICAO spelling alphabet
  • Papa class submarine
  • Pāpa, in Hinduism, the Sanskrit word for the concept of sin
  • Papa is a word used in many languages as an affectionate term for father


In mythology:

  • Rangi and Papa, the primordial parents according to Māori mythology

Papa Chowk Diwas - 30 july.

In geography:

  • Pápa, a town in Hungary
  • Papa village (Samoa), a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa
  • Papa, Scotland, the name of various islands

Papa chowk [Davangere, Karnataka, India]

In arts and popular culture:

As an acronym:

  • British Amateur Press Association (comics fandom), an amateur press association which first published under the name PAPA
  • Professional and Amateur Pinball Association
  • Parallax Aircraft Parking Aid, a device that indicates where pilots should stop in a stand

See also

  • Papar, Sabah, town located in east Malaysia on the island of Borneo
  • Pope, derived from the Italian Papa, meaning father. Bishop of Rome, Patron of Vatican City, Ruler of Catholicism

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Look at other dictionaries:

  • papa — papa …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • papa —   Pāpā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • papa — [ papa ] n. m. • 1256; du lat. pappus « aïeul » 1 ♦ Terme affectueux par lequel les enfants même devenus adultes désignent leur père. Oui, papa. Demande à papa, à ton père. Un papa gâteau (⇒ gâteau) . Un papa poule (⇒ 1. poule) . Jouer au papa et …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Papa — (auch Papi oder Vati) ist ein allgemein gebräuchliches Kosewort für den Vater. Die Mutter wird Mama, Mami oder Mutti genannt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Zweites Wort 2 Papa, weltweit 2.1 Indogermanische Sprachen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pápa — Pápa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • papa — 1. ‘Jefe supremo de la Iglesia católica’ y ‘persona de autoridad indiscutible en un ámbito’. Es voz llana, procedente del latín papas. El femenino es papisa. Puesto que la Iglesia católica no admite la ordenación de mujeres, con el primer sentido …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • PAPA — (c. 300–375), Babylonian amora. Papa studied under rava (Er. 51a) and Abbaye (Ber. 20a). After the latter s death he founded an academy at naresh (near Sura), where he held the post of resh metivta (head of the academy) (Ta an. 9a) for 19 years,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • papá — 1. ‘Padre’. Procede del latín papa, pronunciado [pápa], y así se dijo en español hasta el siglo xviii. Después, por influjo del francés, comenzó a extenderse la pronunciación aguda papá, hoy general en el uso culto de España y América. La forma… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • papa — PAPÁ s.m. sg. (Franţuzism) 1. Tată. 2. (Rar) Termen familiar folosit de cineva pentru a vorbi cu (sau despre) un bărbat mai în vârstă. – Din fr. papa. Trimis de valeriu, 08.04.2005. Sursa: DEX 98  PAPÁ s. v. părinte, tată. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Papa II — was an interrogation centre in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir [cite book |author=Wirsing, Robert |title=India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir dispute: on regional conflict and its resolution |publisher=St. Martin s Press |location=New York… …   Wikipedia