ruw

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Abau[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruw

  1. a cassowary bone

References[edit]

  • 2007, Arjen Lock, Phonology Essentials: Abau Language, SIL International.

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ryu̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -yu̯

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruuch, ru, rou, from Old Dutch *rūh, *rū, from Proto-Germanic *rūhwaz. The original stem ended in -h-, which disappeared between vowels, giving *rū- in the inflected forms in Old Dutch. This then gave rise to an alternative uninflected form *rū, which developed into Middle Dutch ru, rou, modern Dutch ruw, rouw. The original uninflected form was back-formed to ruig based on other words with -ch in the uninflected form and -g- in inflected forms, similar to what happened to hoog.

Adjective[edit]

ruw (comparative ruwer, superlative ruwst)

  1. rough, crude, harsh (not gentle)
  2. raw, crude (unprocessed)
    De ruwe suiker wordt hier binnengebracht.
    The raw sugar enters the building right here.
    Dit is een bijproduct van ruwe olie.
    This is a byproduct of crude oil.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of ruw
uninflected ruw
inflected ruwe
comparative ruwer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ruw ruwer het ruwst
het ruwste
indefinite m./f. sing. ruwe ruwere ruwste
n. sing. ruw ruwer ruwste
plural ruwe ruwere ruwste
definite ruwe ruwere ruwste
partitive ruws ruwers
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: ru

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

ruw

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