See also: ROE and Roe

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rowe, rowne, roun, rawne, from Old English *hrogn (spawn, fish eggs, roe), from Proto-Germanic *hrugnaz, *hrugną (spawn, roe), from Proto-Indo-European *krek- ((frog) spawn). Cognate with Dutch roge (roe), German Low German Rögen (roe), German Rogen (roe), Danish rogn, ravn (roe), Swedish rom (roe), Icelandic hrogn (roe), Lithuanian kurkulaĩ (frog spawn), Russian кряк (kryak, frog spawn).[1]

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NounEdit

roe (uncountable)

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  1. The eggs of fish.
  2. The sperm of certain fish.
  3. The ovaries of certain crustaceans.
QuotationsEdit
  • 1988 : It was quite flavourless, except that, where its innards had been imperfectly removed, silver traces of roe gave it an unpleasant bitterness. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 40)
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  1. ^ Wolfgang Pfeifer, ed., Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, s.v. “Rogen” (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2005).

Etymology 2Edit

Middle English ro, from Old English , fuller rāha, from Proto-Germanic *raihą (compare Saterland Frisian Räi, Dutch ree, German Reh), from *róiko-, from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (spotted, streaked) (compare Irish riabh ‘stripe, streak’, Latvian ràibs ‘spotted’, Russian рябой (rjabój, mottled fur).

NounEdit

roe (plural roe or roes)

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  1. A small, nimble Eurasian deer, Capreolus capreolus, with short three-pointed antlers, no visible tail, a white rump patch, and a reddish summer coat that turns grey in winter.
  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.
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DutchEdit

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Officially, the -de was replaced by -ê, but the -ê was dropped later. Confer lade to la, Nederlands to Neerlands, chocolade to chocola.

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roe f, m (plural roes, diminutive roetje n)

  1. Alternative form of roede.

Middle FrenchEdit

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Old French roe < Latin rota.

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roe f (plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

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roe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of roer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of roer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of roer.
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