rood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rode, rood (cross), from Old English rōd (cross), from Proto-Germanic *rōdō, *rōdǭ (rod, pole), from Proto-Indo-European *rōt-, *reh₁t- (bar, beam, stem).

Cognate with German Rute (rod, cane, pole), Norwegian roda (rod). Largely displaced by cross. More at rod.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹuːd/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

rood (plural roods)

  1. (archaic) A crucifix, cross, especially in a church.
  2. A measure of land area, equal to a quarter of an acre.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XXV:
      Next a marsh, it would seem, and now mere earth / Desperate and done with; (so a fool finds mirth, / Makes a thing and then mars it, till his mood / Changes and off he goes!) within a rood— / Bog, clay and rubble, sand and stark black dearth.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter V, p. 58, [2]
      [] a bumptious fool whose god was property, not property in vast estates such as a true man might worship, but in paltry roods.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 195:
      Perhaps, however, he could ensure against being completely alone by cultivating the few roods of garden wished upon him.
  3. (Chester, historical) An area of sixty-four square yards.[1]
  4. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) A measure of five and a half yards in length.

Synonyms[edit]

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (quarter of an acre): See acre

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (quarter of an acre): lug, perch, (now chiefly Scottish) fall (all 140 rood)

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Holland, M.R.A.C., A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester, Part I--A to F., English Dialect Society, London, 1884, 3

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch rôot, from Old Dutch rōt, from Proto-West Germanic *raud, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós, from the root *h₁rewdʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rood (comparative roder, superlative roodst)

  1. red
    Veel dakpannen zijn rood - A lot of roof tiles are red
  2. (politics) left, socialist, labor

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of rood
uninflected rood
inflected rode
comparative roder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial rood roder het roodst
het roodste
indefinite m./f. sing. rode rodere roodste
n. sing. rood roder roodste
plural rode rodere roodste
definite rode rodere roodste
partitive roods roders

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: rooi

See also[edit]

Colors in Dutch · kleuren (layout · text)
     wit      grijs      zwart
             rood; karmijnrood              oranje; bruin              geel; roomwit
             groengeel/limoengroen              groen             
             blauwgroen/cyaan; groenblauw/petrolblauw              azuurblauw              blauw
             violet; indigo              magenta; paars              roze

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. red

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

rood (nominative plural roods)

  1. category

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