Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NAPPA, n. A name for a seal (Ork. 1929 Marw.), phs. a sea-taboo usage.

[Prob. a deriv. of Knap, n.1, a bump, rounded knob, from the appearance of the seal's head.]

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"Nappa n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jul 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/nappa>

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