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EnglishEdit

 
piper (playing bagpipes)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English piper, pipere; equivalent to pipe +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

piper (plural pipers)

  1. A musician who plays a pipe.
  2. A bagpiper.
  3. A baby pigeon.
  4. A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
  5. A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) with very long spines, native to the American and European coasts.
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Etymology 2Edit

Latin

NounEdit

piper

  1. Archaic form of pepper.

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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Greek πιπέρι (pipéri), from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi).

NounEdit

piper m

  1. pepper (plant)
  2. pepper (spice)

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LatinEdit

 
piper (pepper)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi, pepper), via Middle Persian from an Indo-Aryan source; compare Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali, long pepper).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piper n (genitive piperis); third declension

  1. pepper

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative piper pipera
Genitive piperis piperum
Dative piperī piperibus
Accusative piper pipera
Ablative pipere piperibus
Vocative piper pipera

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: pebre
  • Dalmatian: pepro
  • Dutch: peper
  • English: pepper
  • French: poivre
  • Friulian: pevar
  • Galician: prebe
  • German: Pfeffer
  • Irish: piobar
  • Italian: pepe
  • Lombard: pever

ReferencesEdit

  • piper in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • piper in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piper in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • piper in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piper in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English pipor.

NounEdit

piper

  1. Alternative form of peper

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English pīpere; equivalent to pipe +‎ -er; compare Old Norse pípari and Old High German pfīfari.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piper (plural pipers)

  1. A piper; one who plays a pipe.
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NormanEdit

VerbEdit

piper

  1. (Jersey, onomatopoeia) to peep

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

piper m or f

  1. indefinite plural of pipe

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

piper f

  1. indefinite plural of pipe

Old EnglishEdit

NounEdit

piper m

  1. Alternative form of pipor

RomanianEdit

 
piper

EtymologyEdit

From Bulgarian пипе́р (pipér), from Proto-Slavic *pьpьrь, from Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi), from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali).

NounEdit

piper m

  1. pepper (plant)
  2. pepper (spice)

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

piper

  1. present tense of pipa.

West FrisianEdit

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NounEdit

piper c (plural pipers, diminutive piperke)

  1. pepper (spice)

Further readingEdit

  • piper”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011