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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 (krjak, frog spawn).[1]

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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

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

NounEdit

roe (plural roe or roes)

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

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of roede, with regular loss of -de. From Proto-Germanic *rōdō.

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NounEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of roede
  2. bundle of twigs, especially in Sinterklaas folklore

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French roe < Latin rota.

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roe f (plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun ro

VerbEdit

roe (imperative ro, present tense roer, passive roes, simple past and past participle roa or roet, present participle roende)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun ro

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VerbEdit

roe (present tense roar, past tense roa, past participle roa, passive infinitive roast, present participle roande, imperative roe/ro)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin rota.

NounEdit

roe f (oblique plural roes, nominative singular roe, nominative 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.