See also: Rue, rué, rûe, ru'e, rue-, and

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rewe, reowe, from Old English hrēow (sorrow, regret, penitence, repentance, penance), from Proto-West Germanic *hreuwu (pain, sadness, regret, repentance).

NounEdit

rue (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Sorrow; repentance; regret.
  2. (archaic or dialectal) Pity; compassion.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English rewen, ruwen, ruen, reowen, from Old English hrēowan (to rue; make sorry; grieve), perhaps influenced by Old Norse hryggja (to distress, grieve), from Proto-Germanic *hrewwaną (to sadden; repent).

VerbEdit

rue (third-person singular simple present rues, present participle ruing or rueing, simple past and past participle rued)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to feel sorrow or pity.
  3. (transitive) To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.
    I rued the day I crossed paths with her.
    • 1614–1615, Homer, “(please specify the book number)”, in Geo[rge] Chapman, transl., Homer’s Odysses. [], London: [] Rich[ard] Field [and William Jaggard], for Nathaniell Butter, published 1615, OCLC 1002865976; republished in The Odysseys of Homer, [], volume (please specify the book number), London: John Russell Smith, [], 1857, OCLC 987451380:
      I wept to see, and rued it from my heart.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 4:
      Thy will chose freely what it now so justly rues.
    • 2009, David Theo Goldberg, The Threat of Race:
      And feminization of the homeland is something to be rued, while the feminized humiliation of the enemy for the sake of the fatherland is cause for commendation and celebration.
    • 2009, Erica James, It's The Little Things:
      As far as they were concerned, he must be ruing the day he ever met Sally.
    • 2012, Joy Fielding, Still Life:
      And was the fact she was no longer losing large chunks of time something to be celebrated or something to be rued?
    • 2014, Gary Meehan, True Fire:
      “If we get in a fight, you'll be ruing your lack of training.”
  4. (archaic, intransitive) To feel compassion or pity.
    • Late 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
      Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte
    • 1842, Nicholas Ridley, The Life of Nicholas Ridley
      which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them
  5. (archaic, intransitive) To feel sorrow or regret.
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Etymology 3Edit

 
Rue (plant)

From Middle English rue, from Anglo-Norman ruwe, Old French rue, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

NounEdit

rue (plural rues)

  1. Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta, especially the herb Ruta graveolens (common rue), formerly used in medicines.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      But th'aged Nourse, her calling to her bowre, / Had gathered Rew, and Savine, and the flowre / Of Camphora, and Calamint, and Dill [...].
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5, Ophelia:
      There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue for you; and here’s some for me: we may call it herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your rue with a difference.
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ChuukeseEdit

NumeralEdit

rue

  1. twenty

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin rūga (wrinkle).

NounEdit

rue f (plural rues)

  1. street, road

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French rue, rude, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

NounEdit

rue f (plural rues)

  1. rue (the plant)

Etymology 3Edit

From ruer

VerbEdit

rue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ruer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
  5. second-person singular imperative of ruer

Further readingEdit


KabuverdianuEdit

VerbEdit

rue

  1. gossip

ReferencesEdit

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

rue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ruō

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman rue, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rue

  1. A kind of plant belonging to the genus Ruta; rue.
  2. (rare) meadow-rue (plants in the genus Thalictrum)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: rue
  • Scots: rew

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin ruga (wrinkle).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

rue f (plural rues)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) road, street

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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rue f (definite singular rua, indefinite plural ruer, definite plural ruene)

  1. a pile, heap
  2. a lump of manure, particularly from a cow

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

NounEdit

rue f (oblique plural rues, nominative singular rue, nominative plural rues)

  1. rue (plant)

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VenetianEdit

NounEdit

rue

  1. plural of rua