Main definitions of negus in English

: negus1Negus2

negus1

noun

historical
  • A hot drink of port, sugar, lemon, and spice.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation

negus

/ˈniːɡəs/

Main definitions of negus in English

: negus1Negus2

Negus2

noun

historical
  • A ruler, or the supreme ruler, of Ethiopia.

    • ‘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’.

Pronunciation

Negus

/ˈniːɡəs/