ruim

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *rūm. The adjective (and adverb) descend from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz, the noun from *rūmą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ-. Cognate with Low German Ruum, German Raum, English room, Danish rum.

Adjective[edit]

ruim ‎(comparative ruimer, superlative ruimst)

  1. spacious
  2. large, wide
  3. ample, generous
    Die portie is ruim bemeten.
    That portion in amply measured.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of ruim
uninflected ruim
inflected ruime
comparative ruimer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ruim ruimer het ruimst
het ruimste
indefinite m./f. sing. ruime ruimere ruimste
n. sing. ruim ruimer ruimste
plural ruime ruimere ruimste
definite ruime ruimere ruimste
partitive ruims ruimers

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Adverb[edit]

ruim

  1. more than, over, easily
    Het weegt ruim een ton.
    It weighs over a ton.

Noun[edit]

ruim n ‎(plural ruimen, diminutive ruimpje n)

  1. (with definite article) The wide, open space
  2. (nautical) A cargo hold

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Verb[edit]

ruim

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin ruina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʁuˈĩ/, /ruˈĩ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /xu.ˈĩ/, /'xu.ĩ/, /hu.ˈĩ/, /'hu.ĩ/, /ruˈĩ/, /'ru.ĩ/
  • Hyphenation: ru‧im

Adjective[edit]

ruim ‎(plural ruins, comparable)

  1. bad
    1. unpleasant
    2. evil

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