Negro etymology


English word negro comes from Hittite e-grade

Etymology of negro

Detailed word origin of negro

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

Words with the same origin as negro