See also: REU, réu, rêu, and re'u

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin reus (accused). Compare Portuguese réu and Spanish reo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

reu m (plural reus, feminine rea)

  1. defendant (as in a trial)

AdjectiveEdit

reu (feminine rea, masculine plural reus, feminine plural rees)

  1. accused, guilty (of a crime)

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch reude, from Proto-Germanic *hruþjan- (male dog), possibly from *hruttōn- (to roar), from a Proto-Indo-European root shared by Ancient Greek κόρυζα (kóruza), Old English hrot, Scottish Gaelic cnatan. Or, from Proto-Germanic *hreutan-, *hrūtan-, *hruttōną (to snore), which would be related to Old Norse hrjóta.

Cognate to German Rüde.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /røː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: reu
  • Rhymes: -øː

NounEdit

reu m (plural reuen or reus, diminutive reutje n, feminine teef)

  1. male dog or other canine
    Synonym: rekel

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “hruþjan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “reu”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page cnatan
  • van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “reu”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute