Arapaho

   1) Glossed by Hendrickson as "a name of uncertain origin for an Indian of a Western plains tribe of the Algonquian family. The name may derive from a Pawnee word for trader or from a Spanish word meaning 'the ragged ones.'" Hendrickson's definition is not supported by Spanish sources and it is unlikely that harapo [arápo], meaning rag or scrap of clothing, is the source of this southwestern term. Watts derives it from aparejo (see above); however, his claim is also unsubstantiated in the Spanish sources consulted.
   2) See aparejo.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arapaho — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Arapaho …   Wikipedia Español

  • ARAPAHO — ARAPAH Indiens des plaines d’Amérique du Nord qui appartiennent à la famille linguistique des Algonkins, les Arapaho vivaient, au XIXe siècle, le long des rivières Platte et Arkansas. Leurs plus anciens mythes laissent penser qu’ils étaient… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Arapaho —   [ə ræpəhəʊ, englisch], Algonkin sprechender Indianerstamm in Nordamerika. Die Arapaho waren ursprünglich wohl sesshafte Feldbauern im Mittleren Westen (etwa im Gebiet von Nordminnesota), bevor sie nach Westen in die Great Plains zogen und dort… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Arapaho — Arapaho, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 748 Housing Units (2000): 300 Land area (2000): 0.700763 sq. miles (1.814967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.700763 sq. miles (1.814967 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Arapaho, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 748 Housing Units (2000): 300 Land area (2000): 0.700763 sq. miles (1.814967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.700763 sq. miles (1.814967 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Arapaho — ☆ Arapaho [ə rap′ə hō΄ ] n. [< Crow aaraxpéahu, lit., (one with) many tattoos ] 1. pl. Arapaho a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the area between the North Platte and Arkansas rivers and now living in Wyoming and… …   English World dictionary

  • Arapaho — Scabby Bull, ein Arapaho Indianer, 1898 Die Arapaho [əˈræpəˌhəʊ ] (gelegentlich auch Arapahoe geschrieben) sind ein Indianervolk Nordamerikas. Zeitweise bildeten sie mit den Cheyenne eine politische Allianz. Ihre ursprüngliche Sprache (language… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arapaho — Infobox Ethnic group group=Arapaho poptime=5,000 popplace=United States (Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming) rels=Christianity, other langs=English, Arapaho related=Cheyenne and other Algonquian peoples The Arapaho (in French: Gens de Vache ) tribe of… …   Wikipedia

  • Arapaho — /euh rap euh hoh /, n., pl. Arapahos, (esp. collectively) Arapaho. 1. a member of a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian speech stock, once dwelling in the Colorado plains and now in Oklahoma and Wyoming. 2. an Algonquian language, the… …   Universalium

  • Arapaho — Arapahos Pour les articles homonymes, voir Arapahos (homonymie). Scabby Bull, Arapaho …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arapaho — noun 1. a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming) • Syn: ↑Arapahoe • Hypernyms: ↑Algonquian, ↑Algonquin, ↑Plains Indian, ↑Buffalo Indian 2. the Algonquian language… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.