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.
Quotations[edit]
  • 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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ro, roa, from Old English , rāha, from Proto-Germanic *raihą (compare Saterland Frisian Räi, Dutch ree, German Reh), from *róyko-, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (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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  1. ^ Wolfgang Pfeifer, ed., Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, s.v. “Rogen” (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2005).

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of roede, with regular loss of -de. From Proto-Germanic *rōdō.

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

  1. Alternative form of roede
  2. bundle of twigs, especially in Sinterklaas folklore

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French roe < Latin rota.

Noun[edit]

roe f (plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun ro

Verb[edit]

roe (imperative ro, present tense roer, passive roes, simple past and past participle roa or roet, present participle roende)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the noun ro

Verb[edit]

roe (present tense roar, past tense roa, past participle roa, passive infinitive roast, present participle roande, imperative roe/ro)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin rota.

Noun[edit]

roe f (oblique plural roes, nominative singular roe, nominative plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.