See also: Rebus, rébus, and rebus'

EnglishEdit

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 rēbus meaning "not by words but by things".

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rē'bəs, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːbəs/
  • Rhymes: -iːbəs
  • (file)

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.
    • 2020, Hilary Mantel, The Mirror and the Light, Fourth Estate, page 122:
      Will Bolton [...] used to come out here to hunt in summer and recreate himself, and his rebus — a barrel or tun shot through with a crossbow bolt — is set into the garden walls.

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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.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, Church-History of Britain
      He [John Morton] had a fair library rebussed with More in text and Tun under it.

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

French rébus, from Latin rebus.

NounEdit

rebus

  1. rebus.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

DanishEdit

NounEdit

rebus c (singular definite rebussen, plural indefinite rebusser)

  1. rebus (puzzle)

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EstonianEdit

NounEdit

rebus

  1. inessive singular of rebu

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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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

rebus m (invariable)

  1. rebus
  2. enigma
  3. puzzle
  4. conundrum

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

rēbus

  1. dative plural of rēs
  2. ablative plural of rēs

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MalayEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rebus (Jawi spelling ربوس‎, plural rebus-rebus)

  1. boiled (food)

VerbEdit

rebus

  1. to boil (food)

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French rébus, from Latin rebus.

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NounEdit

rebus m inan

  1. rebus

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Further readingEdit

  • rebus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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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