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 main entry.

Verb[edit]

pers

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin persus (Persian).

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pers (feminine singular 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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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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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