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Ne·gus

 (nē′gəs, nĭ-go͞os′)
n.
Used formerly as a title for emperors of Ethiopia.

[Amharic nəgus, from Ge'ez nəguś, king, ruler, verbal adjective of nagśa, to rule, become king; see ngś in Semitic roots.]

ne·gus

 (nē′gəs)
n.
A beverage of wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg.

[After Francis Negus (died 1732), English army officer.]

negus

(ˈniːɡəs)
n, pl -guses
(Brewing) 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
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a title of the emperor of Ethiopia
[from Amharic: king]

ne•gus1

(ˈni gəs)

n., pl. -gus•es.
1. a title of Ethiopian royalty.
2. (cap.) the Emperor of Ethiopia.
[1585–95; < Amharic nəgus king < Geez, participle of nägšä to reign]

ne•gus2

(ˈni gəs)

n.
a beverage of wine, hot water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemons.
[after Francis Negus (d. 1732), English colonel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.negus - wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially)
mulled wine - wine heated with sugar and spices and often citrus fruit