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See also: rồi, rỗi, rói, Rói, and ROI

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BourguignonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin rex.

NounEdit

roi m (plural rois, feminine roine)

  1. king

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French roy, from Old French roi, rei, from Latin rēgem, accusative of rēx, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

roi m (plural rois, feminine reine)

  1. king
    Le roi est mort.
    The king is dead.
  2. (chess) king
  3. (card games) king

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole: wa
  • English: roy (obsolete)
  • Guianese Creole: rwè
  • Haitian Creole: wa
    • (perhaps) ⇒ Haitian Creole: lwa
      • English: loa
  • Karipúna Creole French: hué
  • Louisiana Creole French: rwa
  • Seychellois Creole: lerwa

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in French · pièces d'échecs (layout · text)
           
roi dame tour fou cavalier pion
Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
             
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
             
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • rai (Le Roman de Tristan, Thomas d'Angleterre)
  • rei
  • rex (9th century)
  • roy

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rēx, rēgem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

roi m (oblique plural rois, nominative singular rois, nominative plural roi)

  1. king
  2. (chess) king

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: roy
    • French: roi
      • Antillean Creole: wa
      • Guianese Creole: rwè
      • Haitian Creole: wa
        • (perhaps) ⇒ Haitian Creole: lwa
          • English: loa
      • Karipúna Creole French: hué
      • Louisiana Creole French: rwa
      • Seychellois Creole: lerwa
  • Norman:
  • Walloon: roy, rwè

PapiamentuEdit

Also: "rooi"

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish arroyo.

NounEdit

roi

A dry creek, that fills with water after rainfall.

  1. creek
  2. gulch

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

roi

  1. third-person singular present of roić

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, compare Czech, Slovak and Serbo-Croatian roj, ultimately from Proto-Slavic *rojь.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

roi

  1. swarm

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *p-rɔːj.

NounEdit

(classifier cây, cái) roi (, 𩍢)

  1. whip, rod

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(classifier cây, trái, quả) roi

  1. (Northern Vietnam) Syzygium samarangense (wax apple)
    Synonym: mận

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

roi

  1. Soft mutation of rhoi.