niger

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See also: Niger and Níger

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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); first/second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, 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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See also[edit]

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

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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References[edit]

  • niger”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

niger

  1. Present tense of niga.