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A tiger.
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English

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Etymology

  • From Middle English tigre < Old English tīgras (pl.) and influenced by Old French tigre, both < Latin tigris < Greek τίγρις, possibly of Iranian origin.
  • Middle Dutch: tijger

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tiger

Plural
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  1. A large carnivorous animal (Panthera tigris) of the cat family indigenous to Asia.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A leopard.
    • 1976, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick: Jock of the Bushveld p.251. Longmans ISBN 0582161231. (First published 1907).
    "Jim rearked irrelevantly that tigers were 'schelms' and it was his conviction that there were a great many in the kloofs round about."
  3. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person (especially a man) very who is very athletic during intercourse.

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Norwegian

Noun

tiger m. (definite singular [[tigeren]]; indefinite plural [[tigre/tigere]]; definite plural [[tigrene/tigerene]])

  1. tiger mammal

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for tiger Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tiger tigern tigrar tigrarna
Genitive tigers tigerns tigrars tigrarnas

tiger c.

  1. tiger, an animal

Verb

tiger

  1. present tense of tiga

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