piros

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • pirosu

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pilōsus. Compare Daco-Romanian păros.

AdjectiveEdit

piros

  1. hairy

Related termsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pir (blush).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiroʃ/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ros

AdjectiveEdit

piros (comparative pirosabb, superlative legpirosabb)

  1. red (often specifically a lighter red than vörös)

Usage notesEdit

"In Hungarian, piros [...is] associated with blood inside the body, [] whereas vörös is associated with blood spilled [...and] the fact that after a while, blood spilled tends to get darker could explain the inclusion of darker shades in vörös."[1] Common collocations include piros lap (red card in football), piros rózsa (red rose) and piros tojás (red egg, given by a girl to a boy during Easter).[1]

Coordinate termsEdit

NounEdit

piros (plural pirosok)

  1. red (often specifically a lighter red than vörös)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, Anna Wierzbicka, The Semantics of Colour: A New Paradigm, in Progress in Colour Studies (IBSN 90 272 3239 3), pages 11 and 12

LatinEdit

NounEdit

pirōs

  1. accusative plural of pirus
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