Rousseau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a French nickname for someone with red hair, from roux (redhead). Doublet of Russell.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Rousseau

  1. A surname​.
  2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), Swiss philosopher.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rousseau, a nickname for someone with red hair, from roux (redhead) +‎ -eau. Cognate to English Russell.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁu.so/
  • (file)
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Proper noun[edit]

Rousseau ?

  1. A surname​.
  2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Swiss philosopher)

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Rousseau.

Proper noun[edit]

Rousseau ?

  1. A surname​.
  2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher.