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lap

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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take up with the tongue. OE. lapian, corr. to MLG., MDu. lapen, OHG. laffan, f. Gmc. *

Reference Entry.  75 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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