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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      brown
             pink              red ; crimson              orange              yellow ; cream
             lime              green                           cyan ; teal
             azure, sky blue              blue              violet ; indigo              magenta ; purple

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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      bruin
             roze              rood ; karmijnrood              oranje              geel ; roomwit
             groengeel/limoengroen              groen                           blauwgroen/cyaan ; groenblauw/petrolblauw
             azuurblauw              blauw              violet ; indigo              magenta ; paars

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      brun
             rose              rouge ; cramoisi              orange              jaune ; crème
             vert citron              vert                           cyan ; bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet ; indigo              magenta ; pourpre

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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      broun, tawne
             claret              red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene                           plunket ; ewage
             asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers              violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel

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