-rof

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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", Old High German 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"