niger

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See also: Niger and nigger

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • nyjer (US, less common)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

niger (uncountable)

  1. A herb, Guizotia abyssinica, from Ethiopia, grown for its seed and edible oil.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin[1], but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *nekw-t- (night).[2]

Adjective[edit]

niger m (feminine nigra, neuter nigrum); first/second declension

  1. shining black (as opposed to ater, dull black)
    Nigrum in candida vertere.
    To turn black into white.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative niger nigra nigrum nigrī nigrae nigra
genitive nigrī nigrae nigrī nigrōrum nigrārum nigrōrum
dative nigrō nigrae nigrō nigrīs nigrīs nigrīs
accusative nigrum nigram nigrum nigrōs nigrās nigra
ablative nigrō nigrā nigrō nigrīs nigrīs nigrīs
vocative niger nigra nigrum nigrī nigrae nigra

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  2. ^ Watkins, Calvert, ed., The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English nigger.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nîɡer/
  • Hyphenation: ni‧ger

Noun[edit]

nȉger m (Cyrillic spelling ни̏гер)

  1. (slang, pejorative) nigger

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • niger” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

niger

  1. Present tense of niga.