See also: Paars

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch paers, peers, pers (purple), from Middle French pers (blue-grey, dark violet), from Medieval Latin persus, persum (dark blue). Possibly derived from either Latin Persae (Persians), Persia (Persia), referring to the colour of a garment, or from Late Latin persica (peach), referring to the colour of peach blossom.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -aːrs
  • IPA(key): /paːrs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: paars

AdjectiveEdit

paars (comparative paarser, superlative meest paars or paarst)

  1. purple
  2. (politics, Netherlands, Belgium) relating to cooperation between liberals and social democrats of the third way [from late 20th c.]
  3. (politics, Suriname) relating to the National Democratic Party
    • 2020 February 8, Naomi Hoever, “Specialist aangeklaagd na opmerking over politieke kleur [Medical specialist charged after remark on political affiliation]”, in De Ware Tijd[1], retrieved 10 June 2021:
      Edam gedraagt zich zo, omdat hij denkt dat hij onaantastbaar is vanwege zijn paars zijn.
      Mr Edam behaves this way because he thinks he is untouchable because of his being a National Democratic Party loyalist.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of paars
uninflected paars
inflected paarse
comparative paarser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial paars paarser het paarst
het paarste
indefinite m./f. sing. paarse paarsere paarste
n. sing. paars paarser paarste
plural paarse paarsere paarste
definite paarse paarsere paarste
partitive paars paarsers

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

paars n (uncountable)

  1. The colour purple.
  2. (politics, Netherlands, Belgium) A coalition of third way social democrats and liberals. [from late 20th c.]
  3. (politics, Suriname) the National Democratic Party
    • 2020 May 30, Naomi Hoever, “NDP'ers voelen zich verraden [NDP members feel betrayed]”, in De Ware Tijd[2], retrieved 10 June 2021:
      Paars is teruggevallen van 26 naar 16 zetels.
      The National Democratic Party dropped from 26 to 16 seats.

DescendantsEdit

  • Papiamentu: püs, pis

See alsoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ paars; in: M. Philippa e.a., "Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands"

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VerbEdit

paars

  1. 3rd person singular future indicative form of paart
  2. 3rd person plural future indicative form of paart