See also: Niger and Níger

EnglishEdit

 
niger, Guizotia abyssinica

EtymologyEdit

From the name of the Niger River, from Latin Nigris. See further etymology at Niger.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

niger (uncountable)

  1. An Ethiopian herb, Guizotia abyssinica, grown for its seed and edible oil.

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin,[1] but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night).[2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

niger (feminine nigra, neuter nigrum, superlative nigerrimus); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. wan, shining black (as opposed to ater, dull black)
    Nigrum in candida vertere.
    To turn black into white.
  2. bad; evil; ill-omened

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative niger nigra nigrum nigrī nigrae nigra
Genitive nigrī nigrae nigrī nigrōrum nigrārum nigrōrum
Dative nigrō nigrō nigrīs
Accusative nigrum nigram nigrum nigrōs nigrās nigra
Ablative nigrō nigrā nigrō nigrīs
Vocative niger nigra nigrum nigrī nigrae nigra

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinericeus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrhinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

ReferencesEdit

  • niger in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • niger in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • niger in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • niger in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • niger in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Watkins, Calvert, ed., The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English nigger.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nîɡer/
  • Hyphenation: ni‧ger

NounEdit

nȉger m (Cyrillic spelling ни̏гер)

  1. (slang, derogatory) nigger

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • niger” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

niger

  1. present of niga

AnagramsEdit