ree

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See also: Ree, REE, r'ee, and re'e

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ree (plural rees)

  1. Alternative form of rei

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rei, reh, reoh, from Old English hrēoh (rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, stormy, tempestuous), from Proto-Germanic *hreuhaz (bad, wild), from Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂- (raw meat, fresh blood). Cognate with Scots ree, rae, ray (ree), Old Saxon hrē (evil, bad, angry), Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌷𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (rauhtjan, to become angry, rage against). Related to Old English hrēaw (raw, uncooked). More at raw.

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Adjective[edit]

ree (comparative reer or more ree, superlative reest or most ree)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Wild; fierce; outrageous; overexcited; frenzied; delirious; crazy.
    • 1756, Calderwood, Margaret, “Mrs Calderwood's Journey”, in The Coltness Collections: MDCVIII-MDCCCXL, The Maitland Club, published 1842, page 222:
      "I saw,", says I, "he was a ree-brained divell, but thought nothing of it, as all the British are so when they come abroad."
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) Befuddled with liquor; half-drunk; tipsy.
    • 1839, Robertson, Joseph, The Book of Bon-Accord: or, A Guide to the City of Aberdeen, footnote, page 94:
      One of the witnesses speaks of having seen this sober judge "upon the bench, when he appeared to be ree, and as if he had been drunk the night before."
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ree (plural rees)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A state of befuddlement; intoxication.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) A state of great excitement or frenzy.

Verb[edit]

ree (third-person singular simple present rees, present participle reeing, simple past and past participle reed)

  1. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To become extremely excited; fly into a rage.
  2. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To drive into a state of excitement; fire with enthusiasm.

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare riddle (a sieve).

Verb[edit]

ree (third-person singular simple present rees, present participle reeing, simple past and past participle reed)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialectal) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ree, from Middle Dutch ree, from Old Dutch rēa.

Noun[edit]

ree (plural reë)

  1. roe, deer of the genus Capreolus

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ree
  • Rhymes: -eː

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ree, from Old Dutch rēa. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

ree f or n (plural reeën, diminutive reetje n)

  1. The roe, Capreolus capreolus.
  2. Any deer of the genus Capreolus.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: ree

Etymology 2[edit]

Syncopic form of rede.

Noun[edit]

ree f (plural reeën)

  1. (now literary or dialectal) Alternative form of rede (anchorage).

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ -e

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ree

  1. again

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ree f pl

  1. feminine plural of reo

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ree m

  1. vocative singular of reus

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king).

Noun[edit]

ree m (genitive singular ree, plural reeghyn or reeaghyn)

  1. king (monarchy, chess, card games, draughts)
    Jean eh cooie da ree.Make it fit for a king.
    Keayrt dy row va ree ayn.There was once a king.
    My vees yn ree hene eh, cha nel kiart echey ayns Mannin.King or no king, he has no right to be in Mann.
    T' eh jeh sluight reeghyn Vannin.He is descended from the kings of Mann.

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Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ree (n class, plural ree)

  1. (card games) ace

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Swahili · karata za kucheza (layout · text)
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ree, rea, rei mbili tatu nne tano sita saba
47 Otto di picche.jpg 48 Nove di picche.jpg 49 Dieci di picche.jpg 50 J di picche.jpg 51 Q di picche.jpg 52 K di picche.jpg Jolly Nero.jpg
nane tisa kumi ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu malkia, mzungu wa pili, bibi mfalme, mzungu wa nne, basha jokari