ruw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruuch, ru, rou, from Old Dutch *rūh, *rū, from Proto-Germanic *rūhaz. The original stem ended in -h-, which disappeared between vowels, giving *rū- in the inflected forms in Old Dutch. This then gave rise to an alternative uninflected form *rū, which developed into Middle Dutch ru, rou, modern Dutch ruw, rouw. The original uninflected form was back-formed to ruig based on other words with -ch in the uninflected form and -g- in inflected forms, similar to what happened to hoog.

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Adjective[edit]

ruw (comparative ruwer, superlative ruwst)

  1. rough, crude

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Verb[edit]

ruw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruwen
  2. imperative of ruwen