Avy amin'i Wikibolana — Rakibolana malagasy malalaka
- mamindra, manao andiany, mandia
- (taloha) an affected pronunciation of stop
Usage notes [Ovay]
- Used in the phrase "stap my vitals"
- Used in the phrase "Stap Me!" This phrase was used by the character Captain A.R.P. Reilly-Ffoull in the WWII era cartoon strip Just Jake, published in the British daily The Daily Mirror. This phrase found its way into the RAF -- painted on Spitfires in the 603rd in deference to their Squadron Leader Basil Gerald "Stapme" Stapleton, a fighter pilot hero of the Battle of Britain. "Stap Me!" was not only an expression he used due to his love of the comic strip Just Jake, but it became his nickname and a battle cry of his squadron.
stap m (plural stappen)
Derived terms [Ovay]
Presumably ultimately from Endrika:proto, which is the root of many such words in Germanic languages; see (Steep).
Tok Pisin [Ovay]
- to be in a place
- Balus i stap long graun. The airplane is on the ground.
- Used to form the progressive tense.
- Em i go i stap. He is going.
- pisto, tavoka