-rof

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rōf (number of soldiers, array; fierce). Akin to Old Saxon rōf (numerous, vigorous, strong), Old High German ruob (numerous), ruoba (a number, multitude), Old English ġerēfa (reeve, official). More at sheriff.

Suffix[edit]

-rōf

  1. suffix meaning full of or like (compare -ful, -ous)
    cwildrōf (fierce, savage, deadly)
    uncamprōf (unwarlike)
    heterōf (full of hate, hateful)
  2. brave, noble, or renowned
    cynerōf (noble, renowned)
    gūþrōf (brave in battle)

Derived terms[edit]