See also: Reggae

English

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Etymology

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From Jamaican Creole rege (rags; a quarrel), see rag; originally used in the 1960s to describe a Jamaican dance. Compare ragtime. Broader musical sense popularized by the 1968 song "Do the Reggay".

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Noun

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reggae (uncountable)

  1. (Rastafari, music) A music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and is heavily associated with Rastafarianism, featuring a heavy bass line and percussive rhythm guitar on the offbeat, often with close vocal harmonies.
    • 1978, 05:35 from the start, in Wolfgang Büld, director, Reggae In a Babylon (film (documentary)), spoken by Dennis Bovell (as himself, a member of the band Matumbi):
      I mean, the very name reggae. I mean, it wasn’t called reggae in the first place. It came from blue beat, just ska, you know? Ska and blue beat, the era, and then reggae. Because it was a dance, originally. And the DJs thought, “That’s a nice name,” and the kept saying “reggae music, reggae music” on the air all the time. “Reggae music, reggae music, the DJs on the radio. So everyone kept on saying “Reggae music”. They classed it as …(other Matumbi band members join in) Reggae.

Derived terms

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Anagrams

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Finnish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English reggae.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈreɡeː/, [ˈre̞ɡe̞ː]

Noun

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reggae

  1. reggae

Declension

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Inflection of reggae (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative reggae reggaet
genitive reggaen reggaeiden
reggaeitten
partitive reggaetä reggaeitä
illative reggaehen
reggaehin
reggaeihin
singular plural
nominative reggae reggaet
accusative nom. reggae reggaet
gen. reggaen
genitive reggaen reggaeiden
reggaeitten
partitive reggaetä reggaeitä
inessive reggaessä reggaeissä
elative reggaestä reggaeistä
illative reggaehen
reggaehin
reggaeihin
adessive reggaellä reggaeillä
ablative reggaeltä reggaeiltä
allative reggaelle reggaeille
essive reggaenä reggaeinä
translative reggaeksi reggaeiksi
abessive reggaettä reggaeittä
instructive reggaein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of reggae (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative reggaeni reggaeni
accusative nom. reggaeni reggaeni
gen. reggaeni
genitive reggaeni reggaeideni
reggaeitteni
partitive reggaetäni reggaeitäni
inessive reggaessäni reggaeissäni
elative reggaestäni reggaeistäni
illative reggaeheni
reggaehini
reggaeihini
adessive reggaelläni reggaeilläni
ablative reggaeltäni reggaeiltäni
allative reggaelleni reggaeilleni
essive reggaenäni reggaeinäni
translative reggaekseni reggaeikseni
abessive reggaettäni reggaeittäni
instructive
comitative reggaeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative reggaesi reggaesi
accusative nom. reggaesi reggaesi
gen. reggaesi
genitive reggaesi reggaeidesi
reggaeittesi
partitive reggaetäsi reggaeitäsi
inessive reggaessäsi reggaeissäsi
elative reggaestäsi reggaeistäsi
illative reggaehesi
reggaehisi
reggaeihisi
adessive reggaelläsi reggaeilläsi
ablative reggaeltäsi reggaeiltäsi
allative reggaellesi reggaeillesi
essive reggaenäsi reggaeinäsi
translative reggaeksesi reggaeiksesi
abessive reggaettäsi reggaeittäsi
instructive
comitative reggaeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative reggaemme reggaemme
accusative nom. reggaemme reggaemme
gen. reggaemme
genitive reggaemme reggaeidemme
reggaeittemme
partitive reggaetämme reggaeitämme
inessive reggaessämme reggaeissämme
elative reggaestämme reggaeistämme
illative reggaehemme
reggaehimme
reggaeihimme
adessive reggaellämme reggaeillämme
ablative reggaeltämme reggaeiltämme
allative reggaellemme reggaeillemme
essive reggaenämme reggaeinämme
translative reggaeksemme reggaeiksemme
abessive reggaettämme reggaeittämme
instructive
comitative reggaeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative reggaenne reggaenne
accusative nom. reggaenne reggaenne
gen. reggaenne
genitive reggaenne reggaeidenne
reggaeittenne
partitive reggaetänne reggaeitänne
inessive reggaessänne reggaeissänne
elative reggaestänne reggaeistänne
illative reggaehenne
reggaehinne
reggaeihinne
adessive reggaellänne reggaeillänne
ablative reggaeltänne reggaeiltänne
allative reggaellenne reggaeillenne
essive reggaenänne reggaeinänne
translative reggaeksenne reggaeiksenne
abessive reggaettänne reggaeittänne
instructive
comitative reggaeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative reggaensä reggaensä
accusative nom. reggaensä reggaensä
gen. reggaensä
genitive reggaensä reggaeidensä
reggaeittensä
partitive reggaetään
reggaetänsä
reggaeitään
reggaeitänsä
inessive reggaessään
reggaessänsä
reggaeissään
reggaeissänsä
elative reggaestään
reggaestänsä
reggaeistään
reggaeistänsä
illative reggaehensä
reggaehinsä
reggaeihinsä
adessive reggaellään
reggaellänsä
reggaeillään
reggaeillänsä
ablative reggaeltään
reggaeltänsä
reggaeiltään
reggaeiltänsä
allative reggaelleen
reggaellensä
reggaeilleen
reggaeillensä
essive reggaenään
reggaenänsä
reggaeinään
reggaeinänsä
translative reggaekseen
reggaeksensä
reggaeikseen
reggaeiksensä
abessive reggaettään
reggaettänsä
reggaeittään
reggaeittänsä
instructive
comitative reggaeineen
reggaeinensä

Derived terms

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compounds

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French

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Etymology

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From Jamaican Creole rege (rags; a quarrel), see rag.

Noun

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reggae m (plural reggaes)

  1. (music) reggae

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Malay

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English reggae.

Noun

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reggae (plural reggae-reggae, informal 1st possessive reggaeku, 2nd possessive reggaemu, 3rd possessive reggaenya)

  1. Alternative spelling of rege.

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Polish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English reggae.

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reggae n (indeclinable, related adjective reggae'owy or reggaeowy)

  1. reggae (music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and is heavily associated with Rastafarianism, featuring a heavy bass line and percussive rhythm guitar on the offbeat, often with close vocal harmonies)

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  • reggae in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • reggae in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • reggae in PWN's encyclopedia

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English reggae.

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reggae m (uncountable)

  1. (music) reggae (a music genre from Jamaica)

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from French reggae, from Jamaican Creole rege (rags; a quarrel).

Noun

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reggae n (uncountable)

  1. reggae

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English reggae.

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Noun

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reggae m (plural reggaes)

  1. reggae

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According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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Swedish

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Noun

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reggae c

  1. (music) reggae

Declension

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Declension of reggae 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative reggae reggaen
Genitive reggaes reggaens

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