negro etymology

English word negro comes from Hittite e-grade

Detailed word origin of negro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
e-grade Hittite (hit)
*nékʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
niger Latin (lat) Bad; evil; ill-omened. Shining black (as opposed to ater, dull black).
negro Old Portuguese (roa-opt) Black.
negro Portuguese (por) (literary) dark (associated with evil). Black in colour. Black; dark-skinned Black (the darkest colour). Black; negro (dark-skinned person).
negro English (eng) (dated, now, offensive) Black or dark brown in color.. (dated, now, offensive) Relating to the black ethnicity.

Words with the same origin as negro

Descendants of e-grade
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