Sunday, September 18, 2011

Random Etymological Post #3

Papa, father. (F.-L.) Not found in old books; rather, borrowed from F. papa. - L. pāpa, a father, bishop, pope. Cf. L. pappas, a tutor, borrowed from Gk. πáππas, papa; Home, Od. vi. 57. Due to the repitition of pa, pa; see Pap (I); Pope. Due to the infant's call for food.