roe


roe
\ \ Roe the deer [OE] and roefish eggs’ [15] are distinct words. The former goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *raikh-, which also produced German reh, Dutch ree, Swedish råa, and Danish raa. Its underlying meaning may be ‘spotted’, an allusion to the roe deer’s dappled coat. Roefish eggs’ was borrowed from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German roge, a word of uncertain origin.

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

Synonyms:
(Capreolus Caprooe) / ,


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  • Roe — Roe, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 124 Housing Units (2000): 56 Land area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Roe, AR — U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 124 Housing Units (2000): 56 Land area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.194814 sq. miles (0.504567 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • roe — roe1 [rō] n. [ME rowe, rowne, akin to (or < ?) ON hrogn, akin to OHG rogo < IE base * krek > Latvian kur̂kulis, frog s eggs] 1. fish eggs, esp. when still massed in the ovarian membrane 2. the swollen ovaries or expelled eggs of certain… …   English World dictionary

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