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negus1

[nee-guh s] /ˈni gəs/
noun, plural neguses.
1.
a title of Ethiopian royalty.
2.
(initial capital letter) the Emperor of Ethiopia.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Amharic nəgus king < Geez, participle of nägŝä to reign

negus2

[nee-guh s] /ˈni gəs/
noun
1.
a beverage made of wine and hot water, with sugar, nutmeg, and lemon.
Origin
1735-45; after Colonel Francis Negus (died 1732), Englishman who invented it
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British Dictionary definitions for negus

negus

/ˈniːɡəs/
noun (pl) -guses
1.
a hot drink of port and lemon juice, usually spiced and sweetened
Word Origin
C18: named after Col. Francis Negus (died 1732), its English inventor

Negus

/ˈniːɡəs/
noun (pl) -guses
1.
a title of the emperor of Ethiopia
Word Origin
from Amharic: king
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Word Origin and History for negus

Negus

title of the ruler of Abyssinia, 1590s, from Amharic negush "king," from stem of nagasha "he forced, ruled."

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