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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rūminārī, present infinitive of rūminor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁy.mi.ne/
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VerbEdit

ruminer

  1. to ruminate (to chew cud)
  2. to ponder, turn over, chew over (in one's mind)
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Quatre jours se passèrent à ruminer dans sa tête quel nom il lui donnerait
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      Four days were spent in turning over in his mind what name he would give him.

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