rooi

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rood, of which the inflected form is rooie in colloquial or dialectal speech.

Adjective[edit]

rooi ‎(attributive rooie, comparative rooier, superlative rooiste)

  1. red

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rood through vowelization 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