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See also: rof and röf

Old English[edit]


From rōf (number of soldiers, array; fierce). Akin to Old Saxon rōf (numerous, vigorous, strong), Old High German ruob (numerous), ruoba (a number, multitude), Old English ġerēfa (reeve, official). More at English sheriff.




  1. suffix meaning full of or like (compare -ful, -ous)
    cwildrōf (fierce, savage, deadly)
    uncamprōf (unwarlike)
    heterōf (full of hate, hateful)
  2. brave, noble, or renowned
    cynerōf (noble, renowned)
    gūþrōf (brave in battle)

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