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EtymologyEdit

From French rébus, from Latin rebus (ablative plural of res (thing)), taken either from the phrase de rebus quae geruntur "concerning the things that are taking place", used in sixteenth-century Picardie as the name for satirical pieces containing picture-riddles, or from the phrase nōn verbīs sed rébus meaning "not by words but by things".

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NounEdit

 
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rebus (plural rebuses)

  1. A kind of word puzzle which uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.
  2. (heraldry) A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs.

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VerbEdit

rebus (third-person singular simple present rebuses, present participle rebusing, simple past and past participle rebused)

  1. (transitive) To mark or indicate by a rebus.
    • Fuller
      He [John Morton] had a fair library rebused with More in text and Tun under it.

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

French rébus, from Latin rebus.

NounEdit

rebus

  1. rebus.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

DanishEdit

NounEdit

rebus c (singular definite rebussen, plural indefinite rebusser)

  1. rebus (puzzle)

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

rebus

  1. first-person singular past historic of reboire
  2. second-person singular past historic of reboire

ParticipleEdit

rebus

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of reboire

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NounEdit

rebus m (invariable)

  1. rebus
  2. enigma
  3. puzzle

LatinEdit

NounEdit

rēbus

  1. dative plural of res
  2. ablative plural of res

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “rebus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

MalayEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rebus

  1. boiled (food)

VerbEdit

rebus (used in the form merebus)

  1. to boil (food)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rěːbus/
  • Hyphenation: re‧bus

NounEdit

rébus m (Cyrillic spelling ре́бус)

  1. rebus

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

rebus c

  1. a rebus; a kind of word puzzle

DeclensionEdit

Declension of rebus 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rebus rebusen rebusar rebusarna
Genitive rebus rebusens rebusars rebusarnas

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