Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hrēowan, from Proto-Germanic *hrewwaną; equivalent to rewe (rue) +‎ -en.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

rewen

  1. To experience shame, remorse or regret about something; to have afterthoughts or regret.
  2. To experience mental injury, pain or distress; to be of grave concern.
  3. To experience sympathy towards the weak; to be compassionate.
  4. (theology) To be repentant or admit repentance; to perform reparation for sin.
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: rue
  • Scots: rew
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From rewe (row) +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

rewen

  1. Alternative form of rowen (to emit light)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old French ruine.

NounEdit

rewen

  1. Alternative form of ruyne