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Etymology 1 
Derived terms 
- (row def.): knýja árum
- (sail out to fish def.): róa til fiskjar
- (rock backwards and forwards def.): rugga
Usage notes 
- One of the four ri-verbs in Icelandic, the other being núa (“to rub, massage; to wipe”), snúa (“to turn”) and gróa (“to grow; to heal”).
- Even though some forms that include the letter e are pronounced as having an é, the e-spelling is thought to be correct by the Icelandic ministry of education. The preferred spelling of the first person singular past tense indicative form of the word róa would thus be reri (“I rowed”) instead of réri (“I rowed”), although both forms are used.