Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hrēowan; equivalent to rewe (rue) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

rewen

  1. To experience shame, remorse or regret.
  2. To experience distress; to be of grave concern.
  3. To feel compassion or sympathy.
  4. (theology) To be repentant.
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: rue
  • Scots: rew
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

rewen

  1. Alternative form of rowen (to emit light)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

rewen

  1. Alternative form of ruyne