violet

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English[edit]

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an African violet (plant)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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Adjective[edit]

violet (comparative violeter, superlative violetest)

  1. Having a bluish-purple colour.

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See also[edit]

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French violet.

Pronunciation[edit]

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              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              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]

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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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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

violet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of violō

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