violet

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English[edit]

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an African violet (plant)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English violet, vyolet, vyolette, from Old French violette, from Latin viola (violet).

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Noun[edit]

violet (plural violets)

  1. A bluish-purple colour.
    violet colour:  
    web violet colour:  
  2. Viola, a genus of fragrant plants with white, purple or yellow flowers.
  3. Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

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Adjective[edit]

violet (comparative violeter, superlative violetest)

  1. Having a bluish-purple colour.

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Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black
             red ; crimson              orange ; brown              yellow ; cream
             lime              green              mint
             cyan ; teal              azure, sky blue              blue
             violet ; indigo              magenta ; purple              pink

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French violet.

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Noun[edit]

violet n (plural violetten, diminutive violetje n)

  1. violet, a purplish colour

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Adjective[edit]

violet (comparative violetter, superlative violetst)

  1. violet-coloured

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of violet
uninflected violet
inflected violette
comparative violetter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial violet violetter het violetst
het violetste
indefinite m./f. sing. violette violettere violetste
n. sing. violet violetter violetste
plural violette violettere violetste
definite violette violettere violetste
partitive violets violetters

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Colors in Dutch · kleuren (layout · text)
     wit      grijs      zwart
             rood ; karmijnrood              oranje ; bruin              geel ; roomwit
             groengeel/limoengroen              groen             
             blauwgroen/cyaan ; groenblauw/petrolblauw              azuurblauw              blauw
             violet ; indigo              magenta ; paars              roze

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

violet m (countable and uncountable, plural violets)

  1. (usually uncountable) purple (colour)
  2. (countable) mushroom with a violet cap, such as a webcap or cortinar

Adjective[edit]

violet (feminine singular violette, masculine plural violets, feminine plural violettes)

  1. purple

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Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir
             rouge ; cramoisi              orange ; brun              jaune ; crème
             vert citron              vert             
             cyan ; bleu canard              azur              bleu
             violet ; indigo              magenta ; pourpre              rose

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

violet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of violō

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French violette, from Latin viola.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈviːɔlɛt/, /ˈviːəlɛt/

Noun[edit]

violet (uncountable)

  1. violet (plant in the genus Viola)
  2. The flower of such a plant
  3. violet, blue-purple (colour)
  4. violet-coloured cloth

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Adjective[edit]

violet

  1. violet-coloured
  2. Made of violet-coloured cloth

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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              claret

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French violet.

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Adjective[edit]

violet m, n (feminine singular violetă, masculine plural violeți, feminine and neuter plural violete)

  1. purple
    Synonym: mov

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As with other color words borrowed from French, violet is often used as an invariable adjective, but this usage is proscribed by the Romanian Academy.

Noun[edit]

violet n (uncountable)

  1. purple (color)
    Synonym: mov

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French violette, from Latin viola (violet)

Adjective[edit]

violet m (feminine singular violetta, masculine plural violets, feminine plural violettas)

  1. purple