piger

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

piger c

  1. plural indefinite of pige

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

piger

  1. (informal) to understand : to get, to catch on, to twig, to cotton on.
  2. (Canada) to choose at random : to draw.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written pige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pÁig-, *peig- (ill-meaning, evil-minded, treacherous, hostile, bad). Related to Old English ġefic (fraud, deceit, deception), Old English fācen (deceit, fraud, treachery, sin, evil, crime, blemish, fault), Middle High German veichen (dissembling, deceit, fraud).

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Adjective[edit]

piger m (feminine pigra, neuter pigrum); first/second declension

  1. backward, slow, dull, lazy, indolent, sluggish, inactive

Inflection[edit]

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

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra
genitive pigrī pigrae pigrī pigrōrum pigrārum pigrōrum
dative pigrō pigrae pigrō pigrīs pigrīs pigrīs
accusative pigrum pigram pigrum pigrōs pigrās pigra
ablative pigrō pigrā pigrō pigrīs pigrīs pigrīs
vocative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra

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