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.
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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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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

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)

Declension[edit]

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

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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