Root

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Root

  1. An English surname from a byname from Middle English rote (glad).
    • 1969, The Critical Survey (volume 4, page 3)
      In July this year, Mrs. Betty Root, who is in charge of the reading centre at Reading University's Institute of Education, reported 'that there are now more backward readers than ever, in spite of the large number of teaching methods now available'.
  2. An English occupational surname for a rote (medieval guitar)-player.
  3. A Dutch habitational surname for someone living near a retting place (Dutch root, from roten (to ret)).
  4. A town in Lucerne canton, Switzerland.
  5. A town in New York, United States; named for lawyer and politician Erastus Root.
  6. A river in Minnesota, United States; named as a translation of its native Dakota name.
  7. A river in Wisconsin, United States.

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Root n (genitive Roots)

  1. A municipality of Lucerne, Switzerland.