negus

negus

1 [nee-guhs]
noun, plural neguses.
1.
a title of Ethiopian royalty.
2.
(initial capital letter) the Emperor of Ethiopia.

Origin:
1585–95; < Amharic nəgus king < Geez, participle of nägŝä to reign

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negus

2 [nee-guhs]
noun
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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negus (ˈniːɡəs)
 
n , pl -guses
a hot drink of port and lemon juice, usually spiced and sweetened
 
[C18: named after Col. Francis Negus (died 1732), its English inventor]

Negus (ˈniːɡəs)
 
n , pl -guses
a title of the emperor of Ethiopia
 
[from Amharic: king]

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Negus
title of the ruler of Abyssinia, 1594, from Amharic negush "king," from stem of nagasha "he forced, ruled."
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