piger

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

piger c

  1. indefinite plural of pige

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pi.ʒe/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

piger

  1. (informal, slang) to understand; to get, to catch on, to twig, to cotton on
    Synonym: entraver
  2. (Canada) to choose at random; to draw.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written pige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pigeō (to feel annoyance at, feel reluctance at), from Proto-Indo-European *peyǵ- (ill-meaning, evil-minded, treacherous, hostile, bad). Related to Old English ġefic (fraud, deceit, deception), Old English fācen (deceit, fraud, treachery, sin, evil, crime, blemish, fault), Middle High German veichen (dissembling, deceit, fraud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piger (feminine pigra, neuter pigrum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. backward, slow, dull, lazy, indolent, sluggish, inactive

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra
Genitive pigrī pigrae pigrī pigrōrum pigrārum pigrōrum
Dative pigrō pigrō pigrīs
Accusative pigrum pigram pigrum pigrōs pigrās pigra
Ablative pigrō pigrā pigrō pigrīs
Vocative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: pigro
  • Spanish: pigre, pigro

References[edit]

  • piger in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • piger in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piger in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • piger in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016