roe

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rowe, rowne, roun, rawne, from Old English *hrogn ‎(spawn, fish eggs, roe), from Proto-Germanic *hrugnaz, *hrugną ‎(spawn, roe), from Proto-Indo-European *krek- ‎((frog) spawn). Cognate with Dutch roge ‎(roe), German Low German Rögen ‎(roe), German Rogen ‎(roe), Danish rogn, ravn ‎(roe), Swedish rom ‎(roe), Icelandic hrogn ‎(roe), Lithuanian kurkulaĩ ‎(frog spawn), Russian кряк ‎(krjak, frog spawn).[1]

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Noun[edit]

roe ‎(uncountable)

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  1. The eggs of fish.
  2. The sperm of certain fish.
  3. The ovaries of certain crustaceans.
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  • 1988 : It was quite flavourless, except that, where its innards had been imperfectly removed, silver traces of roe gave it an unpleasant bitterness. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 40)
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  1. ^ Wolfgang Pfeifer, ed., Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, s.v. “Rogen” (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2005).

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English ro, from Old English , fuller rāha, from Proto-Germanic *raihą (compare Saterland Frisian Räi, Dutch ree, German Reh), from *róiko-, from Proto-Indo-European *rei- ‎(spotted, streaked) (compare Irish riabh ‘stripe, streak’, Latvian ràibs ‘spotted’, Russian рябо́й ‎(rjabój, mottled fur).

Noun[edit]

roe ‎(plural roe or roes)

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  1. A small, nimble Eurasian deer, Capreolus capreolus, with no visible tail, a white rump patch, and a reddish summer coat that turns grey in winter, the male having short three-pointed antlers.
  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.
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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Officially, the -de was replaced by -ê, but the -ê was dropped later. Confer lade to la, Nederlands to Neerlands, chocolade to chocola.

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roe f, m ‎(plural roes, diminutive roetje n)

  1. Alternative form of roede

Middle French[edit]

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Old French roe < Latin rota.

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roe f (plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

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roe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of roer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of roer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of roer.