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negus 1

Pronunciation: /ˈniːɡəs/

noun

historical
A hot drink of port, sugar, lemon, and spice.
Example sentences
  • Here is another recipe for negus, provided by Maria, from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, originally published in 1861.
  • I plan on serving several early drinks at a re-enactors seminar this November and am searching for some rums to serve with my flips, neguses, syllabubs, spruce beers, birch beers, meads etc…

Origin

Mid 18th century: named after Colonel Francis Negus (died 1732), who created it.

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There are 2 main definitions of negus in English:

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Negus 2

Pronunciation: /ˈniːɡəs/

noun

historical
A ruler, or the supreme ruler, of Ethiopia.
Example sentences
  • The Quraish (the leading tribe of Makkah) sent two emissaries to make a plea before the Abyssinian king, the Negus, to return the refugees back to Quraish.
  • They would have offered a tribute of presents to the Negus, the Emperor of Abyssinia, before they sought permission to speak.

Origin

From Amharic n'gus 'king'.

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