niger

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See also: Niger and Níger

English[edit]

niger, Guizotia abyssinica

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the Niger River, from Latin Nigris. See further etymology at Niger.

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Noun[edit]

niger (uncountable)

  1. An Ethiopian herb, Guizotia abyssinica, grown for its seed and edible oil.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

niger (feminine nigra, neuter nigrum, superlative nigerrimus); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. wan, shining black (as opposed to ater, dull black)
    Nigrum in candida vertere.
    To turn black into white.
  2. bad; evil; ill-omened

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine 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 nigrō nigrīs
Accusative nigrum nigram nigrum nigrōs nigrās nigra
Ablative nigrō nigrā nigrō nigrīs
Vocative niger nigra nigrum nigrī nigrae nigra

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Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinericeus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrhinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

References[edit]

  • niger in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • niger in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • niger in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • niger in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • niger in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  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, derogatory) nigger

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  • niger” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

niger

  1. present of niga

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