roi

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See also: rồi, rỗi, rói, Rói, and ROI

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French roy, from Old French roi, rei, from Latin rēgem, accusative of rēx, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

roi m (plural rois, feminine reine)

  1. king
    Le roi est mort.
    The king is dead.
  2. (chess) king
  3. (card games) king

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: wa
  • English: roy (obsolete)
  • Guianese Creole: rwè
  • Haitian Creole: wa
    • (perhaps) ⇒ Haitian Creole: lwa
      • English: loa
  • Karipúna Creole French: hué
  • Louisiana Creole French: rwa
  • Seychellois Creole: lerwa

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in French · pièces d'échecs (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
roi dame tour fou cavalier pion
Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
40 Asso di picche.jpg 41 Due di picche.jpg 42 Tre di picche.jpg 43 Quattro di picche.jpg 44 Cinque di picche.jpg 45 Sei di picche.jpg 46 Sette di picche.jpg
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
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
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • rai (Le Roman de Tristan, Thomas d'Angleterre)
  • rei
  • rex (9th century)
  • roy

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rēx, rēgem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

roi m (oblique plural rois, nominative singular rois, nominative plural roi)

  1. king
  2. (chess) king

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: roy
    • French: roi
      • Antillean Creole: wa
      • Guianese Creole: rwè
      • Haitian Creole: wa
        • (perhaps) ⇒ Haitian Creole: lwa
          • English: loa
      • Karipúna Creole French: hué
      • Louisiana Creole French: rwa
      • Seychellois Creole: lerwa
  • Norman:
  • Walloon: roy, rwè

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language, compare Czech, Slovak and Serbo-Croatian roj, ultimately from Proto-Slavic *rojь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

roi

  1. swarm

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *p-rɔːj.

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, cái) roi (, 𩍢)

  1. whip, rod

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây, trái, quả) roi

  1. (Northern Vietnam) Syzygium samarangense (wax apple)
    Synonyms: mận

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

roi

  1. Soft mutation of rhoi.