See also: ruhe and rúhé

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Ruh (now poetic or colloquial)
  • Ruge (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ruo, ruowe, from Old High German ruowa (peace, quiet, rest), from Proto-West Germanic *rōu, from Proto-Germanic *rōwō (calm, quiet, peace). Cognate with Old English , rōw (quietness, calm) and English unruly. More at roo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁuːə/
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NounEdit

Ruhe f (genitive Ruhe, no plural)

  1. quietness (absence of sound)
  2. rest, repose
    • Bist du bei mir
      Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh.
      If you are with me, then I will go gladly unto [my] death and to my rest.

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Further readingEdit

  • Ruhe in Duden online