Nape meaning

nāp, năp
The back of the neck.
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The back part of the neck.
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(obsolete) A tablecloth.
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To bombard with napalm.
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The back of the neck.
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The back of the neck.
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Origin of nape

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

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  • Unknown, circa 1300. Possibly from Old French hanap (“goblet"), as there is a hollow at the base of the skull.

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  • Short for napalm.

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