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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch rauw

AdjectiveEdit

rou (attributive roue, comparative rouer, superlative rouste)

  1. raw

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch rouwen

VerbEdit

rou (present rou, present participle rouende, past participle gerou)

  1. to mourn, grieve

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French roue

NounEdit

rou

  1. wheel

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

rou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of róu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of rǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ròu.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MasimasiEdit

NounEdit

rou

  1. leaf

ReferencesEdit

  • George W. Grace, Notes on the phonological history of the Austronesian languages of the Sarmi Coast, in Oceanic Linguistics (1971, 10:11-37)

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

rou

  1. Alternative form of ro (roe deer)

PalauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rou

  1. reflected light of the moon

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • rou in Palauan Language Online: Palauan-English Dictionary, at tekinged.com.
  • rou in Palauan-English Dictionary, at trussel2.com.
  • rou in Lewis S. Josephs; Edwin G. McManus; Masa-aki Emesiochel (1977) Palauan-English Dictionary, University Press of Hawaii, →ISBN, page 294.