rood

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From Middle English rood, from Old English rōd (a rod, pole, rood (land measure), plot of land of a square rod, a cross, rood (as in Holy-rood), gallows, a cross on which a person is executed, death on a cross, crucifix), from Proto-Germanic *rōdō, *rōdōn (rod, pole), from Proto-Indo-European *rōt-, *rāt- (bar, beam, stem). Cognate with German Rute (rod, cane, pole), Norwegian roda (rod). Largely displaced by cross. More at rod.

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rood (plural roods)

  1. (archaic) A crucifix, cross.
  2. A measure of land area, equal to a quarter of an acre.
  3. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A measure of five and a half yards in length.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *rōd, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós < *h₁rewdʰ-. Compare Low German root, rod, German rot, West Frisian read, English red, Danish rød.

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rood (comparative roder, superlative roodst)

  1. red
    Veel dakpannen zijn rood - A lot of roof tiles are red
  2. (politics) labor

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rood (plural roods)

  1. category

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