verb (ap, ing)
- An animal of a class of primates generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
- (derogatory) An uncivilised person.
- (transitive) To imitate.
Etymology: From , from (term, apa, lang=ang).
- 1961, J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistíªs of Plato," Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 92, p. 454,
- : It is not conceived as a mere "aping" in externals nor as an enacting in the sense of assuming a foreign role.
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