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Proto-Germanic: *lapan-, *lapōn-, *lapjan- vb., *lapila-z
Meaning: drink, gulp
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: NIsl lepja `schlürfend lecken wie ein Hund'
Old English: lapian `trinken, schlürfen'
English: lap
Old Saxon: lepil
Middle Dutch: lēpel; lāpen `slurpen, leppen'
Dutch: lepel m.; leppen
Middle Low German: lēpel, leppel `Löffel'; läpen
Old High German: laffan (9.Jh.) (ptc. adj. leffenti 8.Jh.; luof) `lecken'; leffil (9.Jh.) `Löffel'; gilephen `austrinken' (8.Jh.)
Middle High German: lɛffel (/ laffel, loffel, löffel) st. m. 'löffel'; laffen, leffen, lappen st. 'lecken, schlürfen'
German: Löffel m.

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