nielle

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See also: niellé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nielle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nielle (comparative more nielle, superlative most nielle)

  1. Extremely dark black.
    • 1999, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Gravity Dreams, p. 5
      That sky was not purple, nor blue, but nielle, blackness beyond black, with stars that jabbed like knives of light.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin nigella, feminine noun form of Latin nigellus.

Noun[edit]

nielle f (plural nielles)

  1. corncockle
  2. blight, ear cockle
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French neel, neial, from a substantivation of Latin nigellus.

Noun[edit]

nielle m (plural nielles)

  1. niello
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Verb[edit]

nielle

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nieller
  2. third-person singular present indicative of nieller
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of nieller
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of nieller
  5. second-person singular imperative of nieller

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