• WordNet 3.6
    • n papa an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Papa A child's word for father.
    • Papa A parish priest in the Greek Church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papa Father: a word used chiefly by children.
    • n papa A title formerly bestowed in the Christian church on bishops, and often on the inferior clergy, but now restricted to parish priests in the Greek Church.
    • n papa A baboon; a papio or papion.
    • n papa The specific name of the king-vulture of tropical America, sarcorhamphus or Gypagus papa. See cut under king-vulture.
    • n papa A name, both generic and specific, of a coccothraustine bird of the Bonin Islands, Coccothraustes papa or ferrirostris, or Papa ferrirostris. Reichenbach;
    • n papa In Mexico and Central and South America, the common potato, Solanum tuberosum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Papa pa-pä′ or pä′pa father: a bishop: a priest of the Greek Church.
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  • W. H. Auden
    “Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. papa, L. papa,; cf. Gr. , , a child's word meaning father. Cf. Pope
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It isn't as if papa was anywhere in England.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
For of course, if they knew we were going to be well off, papa wouldn't worry so about staying out in India his full time and all that.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
I know it would be wicked to desert papa and mamma while she is so unwell.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The children have got papa's music books, and are pretending to sing from them.
"Child-Land" by Oscar Pletsch
Dinner is papa's particular vanity, you know.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Why should papa be the first?
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
Can your papa do that?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
And I was cross to papa, too, and put my lip out at him.
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
You can't pretend that I can alter the rules of Newmarket because papa chooses to give a lot of absurd parties!
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
Papa says that maybe that is not the same as they are in the truly world, but I don't care.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

If mama and papa desire
You should work,
Go at it cheerfully, don't
Grow up a shirk.
"Industry in Children. Proverb 22:6" by Frank Barbour Coffin
O, here is papa,
With Edward and Jane,
Come to see good old Nursey,
Who lives in the lane.
"Old Nursery" by Eliza Lee Follen
W was a Watch of Gold:
It told the time of day,
So that Papa knew when to come,
And when to go away.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
H was Papa's new Hat;
He wore it on his head;
Outside it was completely black,
But inside it was red.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
Q was a Quince that hung
Upon a garden tree;
Papa he brought it with him home,
And ate it with his tea.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
If the men were so wicked, I 'll ask my papa
How he dared to propose to my darling mamma;
Was he like the rest of them? Goodness! Who knows?
And what shall I say, if a wretch should propose?
"Aunt Tabitha" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Obamacare opponents stage 'Papa John's Appreciation Day'.
This Friday, 25 percent of all sales at the Papa Murphy's location at 3400 S 4th Street will go to the Pioneer program.
Papa John's Pizza and the business backlash.
YouGov BrandIndex research shows declines in consumer support for Papa John's, Applebee's and Denny's.
Papa John's Pizza and the business backlash .
Papa John Blames Media for 'Obamacare' Controversy.
The following 12 winners each receive a pair of general admission tickets to the 2011 Papa Joe's Banjo -B-Que.
Papa Joe's Banjo -B-Que cooks up barbecue, music at Evans Towne Center Park.
How Big Papa's Is Building Its Fan Base .
This is not your mama y papa's cumbia – instead, this is the cumbia you've always wanted to hear as a teen in your parent's car.
Berry Broadcasting Live At The NEW Papa John's Now Open In New Orleans East.
Papa Jazz has been in business in Columbia for 33 years.
) Silva, a proud new papa, twirled his second career shutout.
Her part as the bigger mama of the "Mama's & The Papa's".

In science:

To to be slightly more explicit about this matrix string theory conjecture, consider the Matrix theory Hamiltonian (working in Planck units and dropping factors of order unity) H = R11Tr (cid:2)PaPa − [X a , X b ]2 + θT γa [X a , θ](cid:3) .
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
D energy-momentum relation is pApA = 0 with the fifth component of the momentum being interpreted as the particle mass p4 ∼ m.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
It is our pleasure to acknowledge fruitful discussions with Etienne Burtin, Roberto Fiore, Nicole d’Hose, Dima Ivanov, Kolya Nikolaev, Alessandro Papa, Andrzej Sandacz.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
C = F (A, B ) = Xn,m Now, from the spectral decomposition of A = R da a Pa and using the orthogonality and idempotent property of the pro jectors PaPa′ = δ(a − a′ )Pa we easily find that An = R da an Pa and similarly Bm = R db bm Pb .
On Randomness in Quantum Mechanics
With the four-momentum of the particle defined as pa = ∇aS this is just the same as the massless field condition papa = 0.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons