AskDefine | Define alp

Dictionary Definition

alp n : any high mountain

User Contributed Dictionary

see ALP

English

Etymology

From Alps < Alpes < Alpes < probably non-PIE root *alb-

Noun

  1. A very high mountain. Specifically, one of the Alps, the highest chain of mountains in Europe.

Irish

Verb

alp
  1. to devour

Middle High German

Etymology

From Old German alb, 13th century.

Noun

alp (plural elbe, elber)
  1. elf
  2. friendly spirit, ghostly being, genius, or fairy
  3. nightmare (later meaning)

Alternative spellings

(elf, spirit) alb

Derived terms

Elf

References

  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220.

Swedish

Noun

alp
  1. alp; a mountain in the Alps.

Extensive Definition

Alp may refer to:
ALP or AlP may refer to:
alp in German: Alp
alp in Esperanto: ALP
alp in French: ALP
alp in Korean: ALP
alp in Italian: ALP
alp in Dutch: Alp
alp in Japanese: ALP
alp in Turkish: Alp
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