rood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rood, from Old English rōd (a rod, pole, rood (land measure), plot of land of a square rod, a cross, rood (as in Holy-rood), gallows, a cross on which a person is executed, death on a cross, crucifix), 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.

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rood (plural roods)

  1. (archaic) A crucifix, cross.
  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, [1]
      [] a bumptious fool whose god was property, not property in vast estates such as a true man might worship, but in paltry roods.
  3. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) A measure of five and a half yards in length.

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  • (quarter of an acre): See acre

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  • (quarter of an acre): lug, perch, (now chiefly Scottish) fall (all 1/40 rood)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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rood (comparative roder, superlative roodst)

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

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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

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

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Noun[edit]

rood (plural roods)

  1. category

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