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Pap, Pape, Paip(e, Paup, n.1 Also: papp-; paipp-; paep; pawp; palp. [ME. and e.m.E. pappe (Orm), papp (Cursor M.), pap. Perh. of scand. origin: cf. Swedish and Norw. dial. pappe, also north Fris. pap, pape, dim. papke, nipple, teat, breast giving suck. In the mod. dial. chiefly Sc. and north. and north midl. Eng.] A pap.

1. A nipple or a breast of a woman. In verse also freq. applied, in laudatory descriptions, to a woman's (white) breasts. Also fig., and attrib. in pape-milk (as also in the mod. dial. of Shetl.). (1) Leg. S. xlii. 179.
And lay it [a heart] betwene hyr pappys twa; Wynt. viii. 1504.
Ib. 6975.
The awfull maid Camylla … Hyr rycht pap had cut; Doug. xi. xiii. 6.
Ib. i. vii. 131, viii. x. 82.
Stewart 58488.
Rolland Seven S. 1873.
Thow … had the deuilis mark vnder thy left pap; 1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 137.
The said Kaithreinis sair pap; 1608 Dundonald Par. Rec. 169.
1612 Ib. 231.
(b) Thai … layde the chylde til hir breste Hed and mouthe the papis nest; Leg. S. xvi. 526.
Thai … fand the child at the pape [: lape]; Ib. 678.
Wynt. ii. 1500.
Hir childis pape in Wallace mouth scho gaiff; Wall. ii. 274.
Boece xvi. vii. 623.
The baren papis [v.r. paupis] than thay sal blys; Lynd. Mon. 4012.
Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. i. 492.
Montg. Son. l. 5.
[John Harper's wife] laitlie cuttit of her pape; 1609–10 Ayr B. Acc. 245.
Scho went furth of the kirk to giue her barne the pape; 1623 Kinghorn Kirk S. 24.
Scho deit of ane cancer quhilk wes in one of hir papes; Spalding II. 210.
1662 Highland P. III 19.
(c) & laid it on thair cors Wnder thair paupis; Bk. Chess 673.
Ane othir woman gaif him milk of hir paup; Bell. Boece II. 476.
Hir pawpis till perle ar peir; Bann. MS. 227 b/19.
(d) He cuttit baith hir palpis of; Asl. MS. I. 200/26.
The sweit palpis that Him fed; Kennedy
Ib. II. 273/12.
Lynd. Sat. 282 (Bann.).
Cudde Symson cast the samyn stane at hir agane and hat hir at the palp; 1540 Haddington B. Rec. 30 Mar.
1576 Glasgow B. Rec. (M.C.) 55.
And hir palpis sprang out full of milk; 1590 Crim. Trials I. ii. 208.
(2) attrib. The todir [woman] be ane spowt gaif [the prisoner] hir palp mylk; Abell 106 b.
It was her sister that gave him pape milk; 1667 Highland P. II. 12.
(3) O ladeis … With palpis quhyt and hals [so] elegant Sirculit with gold; Henr. III. 157/27.
Id. Orph. 69 (Asl.).
Ane hundreth ladyes … With pappis quhite and mydlis smallas wandis; Dunb. G. Targe 63 (Ch. & M.).
Doug. i. Prol. 468.
Lynd. Meldrum 945.
Behald my papis, behald my quhyte breist bane; Rolland Seven S. 1128.
(4) fig. Souking vp the treu sens tharof out of the blessed paippes of ancient approued doctours; Colville Paraenese 15.
That the tuo testaments be the tuo papes of the church; Ib. 80.
Quhilk noe man … can denye that ever suked the paepes of reason; Hume Orthog. 18.

b. One of the fleshy breasts of a man. Common in the later 16th and the 17th c., but only in indicating the location of a wound. Doun toward the rycht pape he him schare; Alex. (Taym.) 1967.
He hecht to pers him at the pape [: lap, wap]; Christis Kirk 93 (M).
Knox VI. 108.
Streking of him … in his breist aboue his left pap; 1564 Crim. Trials I. i. 452*.
And my lord [Bothwell] gaif him twa straikis with ane quhingar at the paip; Diurn. Occurr. 101.
James Hynd struik the said Wm. with ane quhinar wnder the pape; 1588 Burntisland B. Ct. 31 May.
Pape; 1598 Breadalbane Ct. Bk. 177 b.
Melvill 273.
Palp; 1601 Crim. Trials II. 363.
Paip; 1607 Reg. Privy C. VII. 444.
Pape; 1616 Orkney & Zetl. Sheriff Ct. 66.
The said Alexander … with ane dravin durk … strak him … at the left paip; 1631 Orkney Bp. Ct. 76 b.
Vnder his richt pap; 1644 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 16.
Pape; 1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II. 306.

c. Said of a breast of a monster, which resembles that of a man or a woman. — Some [monsters] has … a womannis paup on a side and a mannis paup on the todir side; Abell 3 b.
Ane monster like beist, haveing … papis like to ane man, and the paipis seimit to be whyte; Spalding I. 62.

2. One of the teats of an animal. Appar. only Sc. till the mid-17th c. Also in the mod. Sc., north. and north midl. Eng., and north. Irish dialects. Also my [the lamb's] lippis … sowkit mylk fra pawpis of my dame; Henr. Fab. 2653 (Bann.).
Polyphemus … al thar pappis mylkis throuch and throuch; Doug. iii. ix. 98.
Bot of sum cruel tygir … The pappis thé fosterit; Ib. iv. vii. 12.
Ib. viii. i. 58.
Pappis; Bell. Livy I. 18/12.
He fand ane biche giffand hir paupis to the barne; Abell 12 a.
Vber, a pape, a vdder; Duncan App. Etym.
Papes; 1596–7 Misc. Spald. C. I. 93.
Kaithrein … bad hir rub fresch buttir on the kyis wdderis and papis … and thay mendit; 1602 Dundonald Par. Rec. i.
Pappis; 1634 Reid Auchterarder 204.
A kow hes four paips and som littill small paips; Skene Agric. MS.
Everie five paips payis in the yeir a stane of cheis and everie yow hes two paips; Ib.
[Calves] so browden that they cannot be haldin of the paipe; Ib.
By cutting aff the papes and lewers [of the carcasses of cows]; 1672 Stirling B. Rec. II. 10.
He caused bind the sow … to impead the yowng piges from her papes; 1676 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 240.

3. Pape in the craig, the uvula. Common in mod. Sc. (Shetl., Orkn., Caithness and central and south. Sc.) as (chiefly) pap, paup o the hause, also o the throat, and pape. De morbis et aliis … Hernia a rim-burst. Uvula the pape in the crai[g]. Angina the squinance; Wedderb. Voc. (1709) 13.

4. In the names of certain more or less conical hills. De relevio terrarum de Madynpap [in Kirkcudbright]; 1459 Exch. R. VI. 546.
Madinpap; 1515 Treas. Acc. V. 5.
The Paiplaw; Pitsc. I. 335/2.
Troy … lying along the sea side betweene the thre Papes of Ida; Lithgow Trav. 123.

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