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negus

noun ne·gus \ ˈnē-gəs , ni-ˈgüs \

Definition of negus

:king used as a title of the sovereign of Ethiopia

Origin and Etymology of negus

Amharic nəgus, from Geez nĕgūša nagašt king of kings

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negus

noun ne·gus \ ˈnē-gəs \

Definition of negus

:a beverage of wine, hot water, sugar, lemon juice, and spices

Origin and Etymology of negus

Francis Negus †1732 English colonel

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