rof

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See also: röf and -rof

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rough.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rof

  1. rough, crude, uneven

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rough.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rof (comparative roffer, superlative rofst)

  1. (slang) rough, unrefined

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of rof
uninflected rof
inflected roffe
comparative roffer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial rof roffer het rofst
het rofste
indefinite m./f. sing. roffe roffere rofste
n. sing. rof roffer rofste
plural roffe roffere rofste
definite roffe roffere rofste
partitive rofs roffers

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English hrōf, from Proto-Germanic *hrōfą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rof (plural roves or rofes)

  1. A roof (top layer of a building):
    1. The outer side of a roof considered separately; the rooftop.
    2. The inner side of a roof considered separately; the ceiling.
  2. A house or building; a edifice used for inhabitance.
  3. The top of the mouth; the palate.
  4. Any sort of cover, especially one that provides shelter.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rōfō, *rōbō (number, calculation), perhaps related to *rōbaz (strong, virtuous), from Proto-Indo-European *rep- (to tear, snatch, gather up). Akin to Old High German ruoba (number, host, multitude).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rōf

  1. vigorous, strong; valiant, brave, keen
    • Beowulf
      Géat unigmetes wél / rófne randwigan restan lyste.
      Eager the Geat, shield-fighter sturdy, for sleeping yearned
  2. noble, renowned
    • Beowulf
      ac hé mægnes róf mín costode.
      But he, famed for his strength, tested me.