piper

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English[edit]

piper (playing bagpipes)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English piper, pipere; equivalent to pipe +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

piper (plural pipers)

  1. A musician who plays a pipe.
  2. A bagpiper.
    • 2020 May 20, “Railway remembers VE Day with a series of tributes”, in Rail, page 15:
      At Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley, the sounding of train horns was followed by a lone piper playing When the Battle's Over.
  3. A baby pigeon.
  4. A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
  5. A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) with very long spines, native to the American and European coasts.
  6. (slang, obsolete) A broken-winded hack horse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

piper

  1. Archaic form of pepper.

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek πιπέρι (pipéri), from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi).

Noun[edit]

piper m

  1. pepper (plant)
  2. pepper (spice)

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French[edit]

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piper

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Latin[edit]

piper (pepper)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi, pepper), via Middle Persian from an Indo-Aryan source, ultimately from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali, long pepper).

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Noun[edit]

piper n (genitive piperis); third declension

  1. pepper
    • compiled by 5th century CE, Apicius, De Re Coquinaria 4.12:
      ...Et, cum siccaverint, super aspargis piper tritum et inferes. Ad mensam nemo agnoscet quid manducet.
      ...And, when they get dry, sprinkle mashed pepper on them, and serve. At the table, no one will know what they're eating.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative piper pipera
Genitive piperis piperum
Dative piperī piperibus
Accusative piper pipera
Ablative pipere piperibus
Vocative piper pipera

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Borrowings

References[edit]

  • piper in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • piper in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piper in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • piper in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piper in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English pipor.

Noun[edit]

piper

  1. Alternative form of peper

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English pīpere; equivalent to pipe +‎ -er; compare Old Norse pípari and Old High German pfīfari.

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Noun[edit]

piper (plural pipers)

  1. A piper; one who plays a pipe.
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Norman[edit]

Verb[edit]

piper

  1. (Jersey, onomatopoeia) to peep

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

piper m or f

  1. indefinite plural of pipe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

piper f

  1. indefinite plural of pipe

Old English[edit]

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piper m

  1. Alternative form of pipor

Romanian[edit]

piper

Etymology[edit]

From Bulgarian пипе́р (pipér), from Proto-Slavic *pьpьrь, from Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi), from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali).

Noun[edit]

piper m (plural piperi)

  1. pepper (plant)
  2. pepper (spice)

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Swedish[edit]

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piper

  1. present tense of pipa.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian piper, from Proto-West Germanic *piper, from Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi), ultimately from an Indo-Aryan source.

Noun[edit]

piper c (plural pipers, diminutive piperke)

  1. pepper (spice)

Further reading[edit]

  • piper”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011