rime

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English[edit]

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Rime on trees.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm, from Proto-Germanic *hrīmaz, *hrīmą (hoarfrost) (compare Dutch rijm, Danish rim); akin to Latvian krèims (cream) and Latin bruma (winter solstice).

Noun[edit]

rime (uncountable)

  1. (meteorology, uncountable) ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface.
    • De Quincey
      The trees were now covered with rime.
  2. (meteorology, uncountable) a coating or sheet of ice so formed.
  3. (uncountable) a film or slimy coating.
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Verb[edit]

rime (third-person singular simple present rimes, present participle riming, simple past and past participle rimed)

  1. To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English rime, from Old English rīm (number), from Proto-Germanic *rīmą (calculation, number), from Proto-Indo-European *rēy- (to regulate, count). Influenced in meaning by Old French rime from the same Germanic source.

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Noun[edit]

rime (plural rimes)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Number.
  2. (archaic except in direct borrowings from French) rhyme
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  3. (linguistics) the second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset
Usage notes[edit]

In reading education, "rime" refers to the vowel and the letters that come after the vowels in a syllable. For example, sit, spit, and split all have the same rime (-it). Words that rhyme often share the same rime, such as rock and sock (-ock). However, words that rhyme do not always share the same rime, such as claim and fame (-aim and -ame). Additionally, words that share the same rime do not always rhyme, such as tough and though (-ough). Rhyme and rime are not interchangeable, although they often overlap.

Verb[edit]

rime (third-person singular simple present rimes, present participle riming, simple past and past participle rimed)

  1. Obsolete form of rhyme.

Etymology 3[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

rime (plural rimes)

  1. A step of a ladder; a rung.

Etymology 4[edit]

Latin rima.

Noun[edit]

rime (plural rimes)

  1. A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Vulgar Latin *rimare, from Frankish *rīm or Old High German rīm (series, row, number). Akin to Old English rīm (row, series, number).

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Noun[edit]

rime f (plural rimes)

  1. rhyme

Verb[edit]

rime

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rimer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rimer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rimer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of rimer
  5. second-person singular imperative of rimer

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rime f

  1. plural form of rima

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English rīm (number).

Noun[edit]

rime (plural rimes)

  1. number
    Þatt full wel iss bitacnedd Þurrh tale & rime off fowwerrtiȝ, Off fowwerr siþe tene. — Ormulum, c1200
    (That full well is betokened thru tale and the number of forty, of four times ten.)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

rime f (oblique plural rimes, nominative singular rime, nominative plural rimes)

  1. story; tale; account

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

rime

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of rimar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of rimar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of rimar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of rimar

Spanish[edit]

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rime

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of rimar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of rimar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of rimar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of rimar.