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EnglishEdit

 
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an African violet (plant)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English violet, vyolet, vyolette, from Old French violette, from Latin viola (violet).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

violet (plural violets)

  1. A bluish-purple colour.
    violet colour:  
    web violet colour:  
  2. Viola, a genus of fragrant plants with white, purple or yellow flowers.
  3. Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

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TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

violet (comparative violeter, superlative violetest)

  1. Having a bluish-purple colour.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in English · colors, colours (layout · text)
     white      gray, grey      black
             red ; crimson              orange ; brown              yellow ; cream
             lime              green              mint
             cyan ; teal              azure, sky blue              blue
             violet ; indigo              magenta ; purple              pink

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French violet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

violet n (plural violetten, diminutive violetje n)

  1. violet, a purplish colour

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

violet (comparative violetter, superlative violetst)

  1. violet-coloured

InflectionEdit

Inflection of violet
uninflected violet
inflected violette
comparative violetter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial violet violetter het violetst
het violetste
indefinite m./f. sing. violette violettere violetste
n. sing. violet violetter violetste
plural violette violettere violetste
definite violette violettere violetste
partitive violets violetters

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

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

violet m (countable and uncountable, plural violets)

  1. (usually uncountable) purple (colour)
  2. (countable) mushroom with a violet cap, such as a webcap or cortinar

AdjectiveEdit

violet (feminine singular violette, masculine plural violets, feminine plural violettes)

  1. purple

See alsoEdit

Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir
             rouge ; cramoisi              orange ; brun              jaune ; crème
             vert citron              vert             
             cyan ; bleu canard              azur              bleu
             violet ; indigo              magenta ; pourpre              rose

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LatinEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French violette, from Latin viola.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈviːɔlɛt/, /ˈviːəlɛt/

NounEdit

violet (uncountable)

  1. violet (plant in the genus Viola)
  2. The flower of such a plant
  3. violet, blue-purple (colour)
  4. violet-coloured cloth

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AdjectiveEdit

violet

  1. violet-coloured
  2. Made of violet-coloured cloth

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre ; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket ; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel              claret

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French violet.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

violet m, n (feminine singular violetă, masculine plural violeți, feminine and neuter plural violete)

  1. purple
    Synonym: mov

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

As with other color words borrowed from French, violet is often used as an invariable adjective, but this usage is proscribed by the Romanian Academy.

NounEdit

violet n (uncountable)

  1. purple (color)
    Synonym: mov

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RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French violette, from Latin viola (violet)

AdjectiveEdit

violet m (feminine singular violetta, masculine plural violets, feminine plural violettas)

  1. purple