Meaning of alipátpat



To drop asleep, to fall asleep unintentionally, to fall into a reverie when in company, to lose by day-dreaming the thread of conversation, to go wool-gathering. A person in this condition, if spoken to and recovering his wits, will as a rule apologize with a phrase like this: "Dispensahá akó, nakaalipátpat akó" or "Dispensahá akó, naalipatpatán akó". "Pardon me, I forgot myself". "Pardon me, my thoughts were wandering or I was distracted". Excuse me, I was not listening, (lipát).