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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪlɪt/, /ˈvaɪə.lɪt/, /ˈvaɪ.ə.lɪt/, /ˈvaɪ.ɵ̞.lɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪlɪt

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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (flower): rooster (historical US)

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Translations[edit]

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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      brown
             pink              red ; crimson              orange              yellow ; cream
             lime              green                           cyan ; teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet ; indigo              magenta ; purple

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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

See also[edit]

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

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

violet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of violō

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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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See also[edit]

Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak      broun, tawne
             claret              red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene                           plunket ; ewage
             asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers              violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French violet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. purple

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Noun[edit]

violet n (uncountable)

  1. purple (color)

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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