aeger

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See also: äger and æger

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin aeger (sick).

Adjective[edit]

aeger (not comparable)

  1. (dated, Britain school slang) Absent and excused from one’s classes due to illness
  2. (dated, Britain school slang) Relating to such an excused absence

Noun[edit]

aeger (plural aegers)

  1. (dated, Britain school slang) An excused absence from classes due to illness
  2. (dated, Britain school slang) A note excusing a student from classes due to illness

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Etymology 2[edit]

Obscure, but probably Germanic. Confer eagre.

Noun[edit]

  1. (dated, local dialect) A particularly high tidal wave on some rivers, esp. the Trent [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peacock, Elder et al. The Peacock Lincolnshire Word Bookds 1884-1920. Scunthorpe Museum Society, 1997, p. 44.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Proto-Italic *aigros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eygros, from *h₂eyg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aeger (feminine aegra, neuter aegrum, comparative aegrior, superlative aegerrimus, adverb aegrē); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. sick, ill
    Synonyms: languidus, miser, īnfirmus, fessus
    Antonyms: sānus, salvus, validus, integer, intāctus, salūber
  2. weak, feeble
    Synonyms: dēbilis, languidus, fractus, tenuis, mollis, īnfirmus, inops, fessus, obnoxius
    Antonyms: praevalēns, fortis, potis, potēns, validus, strēnuus, compos
  3. (figuratively) difficult, reluctant, troublesome
  4. (figuratively) anxious, troubled, sad
    Synonyms: trīstis, infēlīx, maestus, miser
    Antonyms: laetus, alacer, fēlīx

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative aeger aegra aegrum aegrī aegrae aegra
Genitive aegrī aegrae aegrī aegrōrum aegrārum aegrōrum
Dative aegrō aegrō aegrīs
Accusative aegrum aegram aegrum aegrōs aegrās aegra
Ablative aegrō aegrā aegrō aegrīs
Vocative aeger aegra aegrum aegrī aegrae aegra

Noun[edit]

aeger m (genitive aegrī); second declension

  1. sick person, invalid

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aeger aegrī
Genitive aegrī aegrōrum
Dative aegrō aegrīs
Accusative aegrum aegrōs
Ablative aegrō aegrīs
Vocative aeger aegrī

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aeger
  • Italian: egro
  • Portuguese: egro

References[edit]

  • aeger”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aeger”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aeger in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be ill, weakly: infirma, aegra valetudine esse or uti
    • to have the gout: ex pedibus laborare, pedibus aegrum esse
    • some one feigns illness: aliquis simulat aegrum or se esse aegrum

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps From Middle English nauger.

Noun[edit]

aeger (plural aegers)

  1. (Shetland) auger

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