nigga etymology

English word nigga comes from Hittite e-grade, English Maine

Detailed word origin of nigga

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
e-grade Hittite (hit)
Maine English (eng) A river, a tributary of the Loire, in the Maine-et-Loire département in France. A province in northwest France, centred on the city of Le Mans. A town in Broome County, New York.. A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.. A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.. The northeasternmost state of the United States of America, whose capital is Augusta.
*nékʷts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
niger Latin (lat) Bad; evil; ill-omened. Shining black (as opposed to ater, dull black).
nigger English (eng) (African American Vernacular English) A friend.. (African American Vernacular English) Informal term of address.. (UK, Cornwall, fishing, archaic) A kind of sea cucumber, Holothuria forskali, the cotton spinner.. (archaic) A black caterpillar, the larva of the turnip sawfly.. (archaic) A strong iron-bound timber with sharp teeth or spikes protruding from its front face, forming part of the [...]
nigga English (eng) (offensive, ethnic slur, vulgar, dated) Eye dialect spelling of .. (vulgar, slang, often, offensive, but also often used affectionately in, _, African American Vernacular English) A close and loyal friend.. (vulgar, slang, often, offensive, but tolerated in, _, African American Vernacular English) A black person (usually male), especially an African American.

Words with the same origin as nigga

Descendants of e-grade
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