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Etymology 1Edit

Spanish rocho, ruc, from Arabic رُخّ(ruḵḵ), from Persian رخ(rox).

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NounEdit

roc (plural rocs)

  1. An enormous mythical bird in Eastern legend.
    • The Arabian Nights Entertainment. Tale 4. Sinbad. The Second Voyage.
      "By this time the sun was about to set, and all of a sudden the sky became as dark as if it had been covered with a thick cloud. I was much astonished at this sudden darkness, but much more when I found it occasioned by a bird of a monstrous size, that came flying toward me. I remembered that I had often heard mariners speak of a miraculous bird called Roc, and conceived that the great dome which I so much admired must be its egg. In short, the bird alighted, and sat over the egg. As I perceived her coming, I crept to the egg, so that I had before me one of the legs of the bird, which was as big as the trunk of a tree. I tied myself strongly to it with my turban, in hopes that the roc next morning would carry me with her out of this desert island. After having passed the night in this condition, the bird flew away as soon as it was daylight, and carried me so high, that I could not discern the earth;
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  • peng (Chinese contexts)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

roc

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Rocuronium.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From roca.

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NounEdit

roc m (plural rocs)

  1. rock, stone

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FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/
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Etymology 1Edit

Variant of roche.

NounEdit

roc m (plural rocs)

  1. rock

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Etymology 2Edit

Old French roc, ultimately from Persian رخ(rox), from Middle Persian lhw' (rox, rook, castle (chess)), possibly from Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot).

NounEdit

  1. (dated, chess) rook
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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

roc (plural roches)

  1. rook (chess piece)

IrishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

roc m (genitive singular roic, nominative plural roic)

  1. ray (fish)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish roc (wrinkle).

NounEdit

roc m (genitive singular roic, nominative plural roic)

  1. wrinkle, ruck, crease, pucker
    Bhí roic sa léine.
    There were wrinkles in the shirt.
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VerbEdit

roc (present analytic rocann, future analytic rocfaidh, verbal noun rocadh, past participle roctha) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. wrinkle, crease, pucker
  2. corrugate
  3. kink
  4. crimp
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LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

roc

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of rakt
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of rakt

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French roc

NounEdit

roc m (plural rocs)

  1. (chess) rook

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (roc)

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic رُخّ(ruḵḵ), from Persian [Term?] رخ(rukh).

NounEdit

roc m (oblique plural ros, nominative singular ros, nominative plural roc)

  1. (chess) rook

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (roc)

Old SaxonEdit

NounEdit

roc m

  1. Alternative spelling of rok