pers

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See also: Pers, pers., pers-, Pers., and pērs

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

per +‎ -s. Compare hers.

Pronoun[edit]

pers

  1. (rare) That which belongs to per, theirs (singular): possessive case of per, used in place of a noun.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From an older variant of Dutch paats, from Middle Dutch paers, peers, pers (purple), from Middle French pers (blue-grey, dark violet), from Medieval Latin persus, persum (dark blue). Possibly derived from either Latin Persae (Persians), Persia (Persia), referring to the colour of a garment, or from Late Latin persica (peach), referring to the colour of peach blossom.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛːrs/, /pæːrs/

Adjective[edit]

pers (attributive perse, comparative perser, superlative perste)

  1. purple

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch persen, from Middle Dutch persen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛrs/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

pers (present pers, present participle persende, past participle gepers)

  1. (transitive) To press.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch pers, from Middle Dutch perse.

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Noun[edit]

pers (plural perse, diminutive persie)

  1. A press.

References[edit]

  1. ^ paars; in: M. Philippa e.a., "Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands"

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch perse. Equivalent to a derivation from persen.

Noun[edit]

pers f (plural persen, diminutive persje n)

  1. A press, mechanical device to exert pression.
  2. The press, media.
Derived terms[edit]

-media-related

Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: pers
  • Indonesian: pers

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortenings from phrases or perhaps compounds with Pers (Persian).

Noun[edit]

pers m (plural perzen, diminutive persje n)

  1. A Persian cat (breed).
  2. A Persian carpet.
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

pers

  1. first-person singular present indicative of persen
  2. imperative of persen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin persus (Persian).

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pers (feminine perse, masculine plural pers, feminine plural perses)

  1. (literary) blue-green (particularly used in reference to eyes)

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch pers (press)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛrs]
  • Hyphenation: pèrs

Noun[edit]

pèrs (first-person possessive persku, second-person possessive persmu, third-person possessive persnya)

  1. The press, a collective term for the (print-based) media or publisher.

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *persek. Cognates include Finnish perse and Estonian perse.

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pers (genitive perseen, partitive persettä)

  1. (informal) arse, butt

Declension[edit]

Declension of pers (type 6/lähe, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative pers perseet
genitive perseen persein
partitive persettä perseitä
illative perseesse perseisse
inessive persees perseis
elative perseest perseist
allative perseelle perseille
adessive perseel perseil
ablative perseelt perseilt
translative perseeks perseiks
essive perseennä, perseen perseinnä, persein
exessive1) perseent perseint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

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References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 400

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pers m

  1. nominative singular form of peri (rarely used)

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French pers, from Medieval Latin persus.

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Noun[edit]

pers (uncountable)

  1. blue, blue-grey (colour)
  2. blue cloth

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Adjective[edit]

pers

  1. blue, bluish

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel, purpur              claret