See also: divèrs

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See diver.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪvə(ɹ)z/
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NounEdit

divers

  1. plural of diver

Etymology 2Edit

See diverse.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪvɜː(ɹ)z/, /ˈdaɪvə(ɹ)z/

AdjectiveEdit

divers (comparative more divers, superlative most divers)

  1. Archaic spelling of diverse, in the sense of various or assorted.
    • 1551, James A.H. Murray, editor, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society.[1], volume 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1888, Part 1, page 217:
      Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber.
    • And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, Volume 1, p.8.
      But to-night, the third rainy evening of three rainy days, every flower in the divers china bowls, cups, vases, was withered; the harp was out of tune with the damp; and Emily betook herself to the leafy labyrinth of a muslin flounce, la belle alliance of uselessness and industry.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves:
      Shortly after this I had to go out of town. Divers sound sportsmen had invited me to pay visits to their country places, and it wasn't for several months that I settled down in the city again.

PronounEdit

divers

  1. (archaic or literary) An indefinite number (at least two).

Usage notesEdit

When used as a pronoun, divers functions as a plural and takes a plural verb.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dīversus.

AdjectiveEdit

divers (feminine diversa, masculine plural diversos, feminine plural diverses)

  1. diverse
  2. (in the plural) several

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch divers, from Old French divers, from Latin dīversus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

divers (comparative diverser, superlative meest divers or diverst)

  1. diverse
  2. (in the plural) several

InflectionEdit

Inflection of divers
uninflected divers
inflected diverse
comparative diverser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial divers diverser het diverst
het diverste
indefinite m./f. sing. diverse diversere diverste
n. sing. divers diverser diverste
plural diverse diversere diverste
definite diverse diversere diverste
partitive divers diversers

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DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: divers

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dīversus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

divers (feminine singular diverse, masculine plural divers, feminine plural diverses)

  1. various; varying

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dīversus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

divers (comparative diverser, superlative am diversesten)

  1. various, diverse, miscellaneous
  2. (neologism, officialese) intersexual
    Synonyms: inter, intersexuell

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin diversus.

AdjectiveEdit

divers m (feminine singular diverse, masculine plural divers, feminine plural diverses)

  1. various; varying; different

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French divers, from Latin diversus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

divers m or n (feminine singular diversă, masculine plural diverși, feminine and neuter plural diverse)

  1. various, diverse, varied
    Synonyms: variat, felurit, diferit

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