From Old Norse rýja. Cognate with Norwegian Nynorsk rye, Swedish rya (whence Finnish ryijy). Probably from the same root as English rough.
rýja f (genitive singular rýju, nominative plural rýjur)
- rag, cloth
- Synonyms: tuska, pjatla
From Old Norse rýja, from Proto-Germanic *rūjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(H)rewH- (whence also Latin ruō, Lithuanian ráuti).
rýja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative rúði, supine rúið or rúð)
- (transitive, with accusative) to shear
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