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/