Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 23:02

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

ruim (comparative ruimer, superlative ruimst)

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

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

ruim

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

NounEdit

ruim n (plural ruimen, diminutive ruimpje n)

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

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

ruim

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin ruina.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ruim m, f (plural ruins; comparable)

  1. bad
  2. ruined