npy / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root npy: map.

npy

To sift.

apron, map, mop, napery, napkin, nappe, from Latin mappa, originally napkin, cloth, said by the Roman author Quintilian to be of Punic origin, perhaps from Phoenician (Punic) *mappē, from Common Semitic *manpay- or *manpiy-, sieve, fine cloth (?).


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