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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *rūm, from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ-. Cognate with English room, Danish rum.

AdjectiveEdit

ruim (comparative ruimer, superlative ruimst)

  1. spacious, roomy
  2. large, wide
  3. ample, generous
    Die portie is ruim bemeten.
    That portion in amply measured.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of ruim
uninflected ruim
inflected ruime
comparative ruimer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ruim ruimer het ruimst
het ruimste
indefinite m./f. sing. ruime ruimere ruimste
n. sing. ruim ruimer ruimste
plural ruime ruimere ruimste
definite ruime ruimere ruimste
partitive ruims ruimers
AntonymsEdit
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DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

ruim

  1. more than, over, easily
    Het weegt ruim een ton.
    It weighs over a ton.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *rūm, from *rūmą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ-. Cognate with Low German Ruum, German Raum, English room, Danish rum.

NounEdit

ruim n (plural ruimen, diminutive ruimpje n)

  1. (with definite article) The wide, open space
  2. (nautical) A cargo hold

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Inflected forms, see ruimen

VerbEdit

ruim

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruimen
  2. imperative of ruimen

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin ruina.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʁuˈĩ/, /ruˈĩ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /xu.ˈĩ/, /ˈxũ.ĩ/, /hu.ˈĩ/, /ˈhũ.ĩ/, /ruˈĩ/, /ˈrũ.ĩ/
  • Hyphenation: ru‧im

AdjectiveEdit

ruim (plural ruins, comparable)

  1. bad
    1. unpleasant
    2. evil

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