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 Pap.Papal Slippers (The) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Papa, Father.
 
The former is Greek pappas (father); Chaldee, abba. For many centuries after the Conquest, the “gentry” taught their children to use the word “papa,” but this custom is now almost gone out.   1
 


 Pap.Papal Slippers (The) 

 
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