rooi

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rood, of which the inflected form is rooie in Northern Dutch (in particular Hollandic) colloquial speech. Further from Middle Dutch rôot, from Old Dutch rōd, from Proto-Germanic *raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rowdʰós, from the root *h₁rewdʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rooi (attributive rooie, comparative rooier, superlative rooiste)

  1. red

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /roːi̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːi̯

Etymology 1[edit]

From rood through vocalisation of intervocalic -d- (in inflected forms).

Adjective[edit]

rooi (comparative rooier, superlative rooist)

  1. (informal, chiefly attributive) Alternative form of rood (red)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of rooi
uninflected rooi
inflected rooie
comparative rooier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial rooi rooier het rooist
het rooiste
indefinite m./f. sing. rooie rooiere rooiste
n. sing. rooi rooier rooiste
plural rooie rooiere rooiste
definite rooie rooiere rooiste
partitive roois rooiers

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

rooi

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rooien
  2. imperative of rooien

Papiamentu[edit]

Las Cruces Arroyo.jpg

Alternative forms[edit]

  • roi (alternative spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arroyo.

Noun[edit]

rooi

  1. creek; A dry creek, that fills with water after rainfall.
  2. gulch