rebus

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From French rébus, from Latin rebus (ablative plural of res ‘thing’), as taken from the phrase de rebus quae geruntur ‘concerning the things that are taking place’, used in sixteenth-century Picardie as the name for satirical pieces containing picture-riddles.

From the Latin ablative plural form of res "thing" (=rebus (of or by things)), taken from the phrase "nōn verbīs sed rébus" meaning "not by words but by things".

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rebus (plural rebuses)

  1. A kind of word puzzle which uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.
  2. (heraldry) A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs.

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rebus (third-person singular simple present rebuses, present participle rebusing, simple past and past participle rebused)

  1. (transitive) To mark or indicate by a rebus.
    • Fuller
      He [John Morton] had a fair library rebused with More in text and Tun under it.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

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French rébus, from Latin rebus.

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rebus

  1. rebus.

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rebus

  1. first-person singular past historic of reboire
  2. second-person singular past historic of reboire
  3. masculine plural past participle of reboire

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rebus m (invariable)

  1. rebus
  2. enigma
  3. puzzle

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rēbus

  1. dative plural of res
  2. ablative plural of res

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /rěːbus/
  • Hyphenation: re‧bus

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rébus m (Cyrillic spelling ре́бус)

  1. rebus

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rebus c

  1. a rebus; a kind of word puzzle

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