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NounEdit

piger c

  1. indefinite plural of pige

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VerbEdit

piger

  1. (informal) to understand : to get, to catch on, to twig, to cotton on.
  2. (Canada) to choose at random : to draw.

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written pige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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EtymologyEdit

From pigeō (to feel annoyance at, feel reluctance at), from Proto-Indo-European *peyǵ- (ill-meaning, evil-minded, treacherous, hostile, bad). Related to Old English ġefic (fraud, deceit, deception), Old English fācen (deceit, fraud, treachery, sin, evil, crime, blemish, fault), Middle High German veichen (dissembling, deceit, fraud).

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AdjectiveEdit

piger (feminine pigra, neuter pigrum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. backward, slow, dull, lazy, indolent, sluggish, inactive

DeclensionEdit

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

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra
Genitive pigrī pigrae pigrī pigrōrum pigrārum pigrōrum
Dative pigrō pigrō pigrīs
Accusative pigrum pigram pigrum pigrōs pigrās pigra
Ablative pigrō pigrā pigrō pigrīs
Vocative piger pigra pigrum pigrī pigrae pigra

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DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: pigro

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