Negus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Amharic ንጉሥ (n’gus, king).

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Negus (plural Neguses)

  1. (historical) A ruler of Ethiopia or of a province of Ethiopia; specifically, the supreme ruler of Ethiopia before 1974.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 240:
      It was a Syrian merchant, Frumentius, who is credited with converting Ezana, the Negus (king or emperor) of the powerful northern Ethiopian state of Aksum.

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Negus

  1. An English surname of unknown derivation

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