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Kappes

Kappes

See also: kappes

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • Kabbes (Moselle Franconian)

Noun

Kappes m (plural Kappesse)

  1. (Ripuarian) cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
    Häste keine Kappes metjebrat?
    Didn't you bring any cabbage?
  2. (Ripuarian, figuratively) nonsense
    Verzäll mer keine Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

German

Alternative forms

  • Kabis (southern German, Austrian)

Etymology

From western German dialects including Central Franconian Kappes (cabbage). The meaning “nonsense” might be a loan translation of Kohl (etymology 2), the origins of which are quite unclear, however.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkapəs/

Noun

Kappes m (genitive Kappes, no plural)

  1. (regional, colloquial) cabbage, Brassica oleracea
    Ich mach heut' Abend Kappes-Durcheinander.
    I'm making a cabbage stew for dinner.
  2. (regional, colloquial) nonsense
    Erzähl mir keinen Kappes!
    Don't tell me such nonsense!

Usage notes

  • In its original meaning "cabbage", the word is limited to western Germany and declining. In the figurative meaning, however, it is quite common and indeed spreading supraregionally.

Synonyms

kappes

kappes

See also: Kappes

Catalan

Noun

kappes

  1. plural of kappa

Danish

Noun

kappes c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of kappe