Papa or PAPA may refer to:

  • P, in the ICAO spelling alphabet
  • Papa class submarine
  • pa, in Hinduism, the Sanskrit word for the concept of sin
  • Papa is a word used in many languages as an affectionate term for father or, sometimes, grandfather


  • Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), nickname
  • Bob Papa, American sportscaster
  • Papa Bouba Diop (born 1978), a football (soccer) player from Senegal
  • Rav Papa (?-375), a Babylonian Amora from the Talmud
  • Papa (bishop) (3rd century), Bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon and a founding figure in the Church of the East
  • Papa, a monk martyred with Abda and Abdjesus
  • Emiliano Papa, Argentina footballer
  • Salvatore Papa, Italian footballer
  • Alfonso Papa, Italian politician

In mythology:

  • Rangi and Papa, the primordial parents according to Māori mythology

In geography:

  • Pápa, a town in Hungary
  • Papa village (Samoa), a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa
  • Papa, Scotland, the name of various islands

In arts and popular culture:

  • Papa (song), from the BBC drama Gideon's Daughter
  • Papa (TV series), a South Korean drama
  • Papa Lazarou, a fictional character from The League of Gentlemen
  • Papa Roach, an American musical group
  • Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, a popular song recorded by the Temptations
  • Pa-Pa, a song by The Rasmus from Hell of a Tester

As an acronym:

  • British Amateur Press Association (comics fandom), an amateur press association which first published under the name PAPA
  • Professional and Amateur Pinball Association
  • Parallax Aircraft Parking Aid, a device that indicates where pilots should stop in a stand

Other articles related to "papa":

Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing - Broadcasting - International Release - Malaysia Release
... Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing it was officially premiered by STMB's TV3 on Monday, 4 June 2012 at 2200 until 0000 MST with Chinese dubbing and Malay subtitle ...
List Of Berenstain Bears Books - Story Summaries - The Bear Scouts
... Brother and his friends are going camping by themselves, but Papa decides to come along bragging that he knows better than the guide book ... Trouble occurs when Papa tries to prove himself smarter than the guide book he makes a spaghetti knot to swing across a collapsed bridge, but it unties and Papa almost falls down a gorge and the cubs are ...
List Of Where The Red Fern Grows Characters - Papa
... Papa is Billy's father ... When Billy is upset over not getting the dogs, Papa buys Billy three steel traps to make Billy feel better (But Billy ends up catching the family cat, Samie, with the ... Papa is very proud of Billy's determination and commitment to his dogs and hunting raccoons he is proud of his son's development into a young man ...
Life Begins For Andy Panda - Plot Synopsis
6 months later, Papa Panda was talking with Andy about to appreciate Mother Nature, until Andy looked under a tree with his slingshot and hit an opossum and ... After Papa opines that Mother Nature has no place to live, Andy starts to cry ... Papa warns Andy about the savage Pygmy hunters that live in the wasteland ...
Stirling Smith Museum And Art Gallery - The Stirling Smith 1951-1957 - An Account By Margaret Allan
... with the history and stories that papa told us ... When the film Rob Roy was on at the Allan Park Picture house, papa was given permission to supply the shields and swords for display at the entrance in the picture house ... At Christmas, papa got a tree that reached the ceiling ...

Famous quotes containing the word papa:

    Why should the generations overlap one another at all? Why cannot we be buried as eggs in neat little cells with ten or twenty thousand pounds each wrapped round us in Bank of England notes, and wake up, as the Sphinx wasp does, to find that its papa and mamma have not only left ample provision at its elbow but have been eaten by sparrows some weeks before we began to live consciously on our own accounts?
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonna—to prove his intellect is a virgin birth, papa had nothing to do with it? It’s the sign of the misogynist.
    Christina Stead (1902–1983)

    Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class. At a time when I had not yet grasped the significance of the fact that in my house English was a second language, or that I wore dresses while my brother wore pants, I knew—and I knew it was important to know—that Papa worked hard all day long.
    Vivian Gornick (b. 1935)