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See also: ruhe, rúhé, and rǔhé



Borrowed from German Ruhe.

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Ruhe (plural Ruhes)

  1. A surname from German.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Ruhe is the 26853rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 905 individuals. Ruhe is most common among White (93.26%) individuals.

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  • Ruh (now poetic or colloquial)
  • Ruge (obsolete)


From Middle High German ruo, ruowe, from Old High German ruowa (peace, quiet, rest), from Proto-West Germanic *rōu, from Proto-Germanic *rōwō (calm, quiet, peace). Cognate with Old English , rōw (quietness, calm) and English unruly. More at roo.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʁuːə/
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Ruhe f (genitive Ruhe, no plural)

  1. calm, relative quietness (absence of loud sounds)
  2. calmness, serenity
  3. rest, repose
    • 1718, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Diomedes, "Bist du bei mir"
      Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh.
      If you are with me, then I will go gladly unto [my] death and to my rest.
    • 1844, Felix Mendelssohn, Hör' mein Bitten (with literal translation):
      O könnt' ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
      weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
      In die Wüste eilt' ich dann fort,
      fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.
      Oh, if I could fly off like the doves,
      flee far away from the foe!
      Into the wilderness I would then hasten,
      and find repose in a shadowy place.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Ruhe” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Ruhe” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Ruhe” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Ruhe on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de