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Is roe a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word roe is a Scrabble US word. The word roe is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'roe'

ORE 3REO 3
ROE 3 

2 letters words from 'roe'

ER 2OE 2
OR 2RE 2

All 3 letters words made out of roe

roe ore reo ero oer eor

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Definitions and meaning of roe

roe

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophones: row (in some senses only), Roe, Rowe, rho

Etymology 1

From Middle English rowe, rowne, roun, rawne, from Old English *hrogn (spawn, fish eggs, roe), from Proto-Germanic *hrugnaz, *hrugną (spawn, roe), from Proto-Indo-European *krek- ((frog) spawn). Cognate with Dutch roge (roe), German Low German Rögen (roe), German Rogen (roe), Danish rogn, ravn (roe), Swedish rom (roe), Icelandic hrogn (roe), Lithuanian kurkulaĩ (frog spawn), Russian кряк (krjak, frog spawn).

Alternative forms

  • roan, rone, roun, rown, rawn, round (dialectal)
  • roughne, roughnes (obsolete)

Noun

roe (countable and uncountable, plural roes)

  1. The eggs of fish.
  2. The sperm of certain fish.
  3. The ovaries of certain crustaceans.
Quotations
  • 1988: It was quite flavourless, except that, where its innards had been imperfectly removed, silver traces of roe gave it an unpleasant bitterness. — Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 40)
Synonyms
  • (sperm): milt
Derived terms
  • hard roe
  • soft roe
  • white roe
Translations

See also

  • caviar
  • egg

Etymology 2

From Middle English ro, roa, from Old English , rāha, from Proto-Germanic *raihô, *raihą (compare Saterland Frisian Räi, Dutch ree, German Reh), from *róyko-, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (spotted, streaked) (compare Irish riabh ‘stripe, streak’, Latvian ràibs ‘spotted’, Russian рябо́й (rjabój, mottled fur).

Noun

roe (plural roe or roes)

  1. Short for roe deer.
  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.
Derived terms
  • roebuck
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • EOR, ORE, Ore, Ore., REO, o'er, ore, öre, øre

Dutch

Etymology

Shortened form of roede, with regular loss of -de. From Proto-Germanic *rōdō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ru/
  • Hyphenation: roe
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

roe f or m (plural roes, diminutive roetje n)

  1. Alternative form of roede
  2. bundle of twigs, especially in Sinterklaas folklore

Estonian

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *rooja. Cognate to Finnish ruoja and Votic rooja (dirt, mud, dirtiness, dirty).

Noun

roe (genitive rooja, partitive rooja)

  1. faeces, excrement

Declension


Middle French

Etymology

Old French roe < Latin rota.

Noun

roe f (plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

Descendants

  • French: roue

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From the noun ro

Verb

roe (imperative ro, present tense roer, passive roes, simple past and past participle roa or roet, present participle roende)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

References

  • “roe” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • roa

Etymology

From the noun ro

Verb

roe (present tense roar, past tense roa, past participle roa, passive infinitive roast, present participle roande, imperative ro)

  1. (often reflexive, with seg) to calm (ned / down), to soothe

References

  • “roe” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

Latin rota.

Noun

roe f (oblique plural roes, nominative singular roe, nominative plural roes)

  1. wheel (cylindrical device)

Descendants

  • French: roue

Spanish

Verb

roe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of roer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of roer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of roer.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RODSTER, (archaic) an angler.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)