Namphrik and Ngapee (1874)
jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 17 15:46:31 UTC 2002
On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 08:26:49PM -0500, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> THE LAND OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT:
> TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES IN BURMA, SIAM, CAMBODIE, AND COCHIN-CHINA
> by Frank Vincent
> New York: Harper and Brothers
> I read the 1884 book. It has a 70-page supplement. I'm sure the 1874 book is the same thing without the supplement, but I didn't have time to request it.
> OED has an 1854 "ngapee" under its entry for "balachong." I don't know what the revised OED has planned for this "N" entry. "Ngapee" is from Burma.
We have a 1835 cite for _ngapi_.
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