Definitions and meaning of rue
- IPA(key): /ɹuː/
- Rhymes: -uː
- Homophones: roo, roux
From Middle English rewe, reowe, from Old English hrēow (“sorrow, regret, penitence, repentance, penance”), from Proto-West Germanic *hreuwu (“pain, sadness, regret, repentance”).
- (archaic or dialectal) Sorrow; repentance; regret.
- (archaic or dialectal) Pity; compassion.
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”).
rue (third-person singular simple present rues, present participle ruing or rueing, simple past and past participle rued)
- (obsolete, transitive) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.
- (obsolete, transitive) To cause to feel sorrow or pity.
- (transitive) To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.
- (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
- (archaic, intransitive) To feel sorrow or regret.
- ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Death of the Old Year
- Old year, we'll dearly rue for you.
- Often used in the collocation “rue the day”.
From Middle English rue, from Anglo-Norman ruwe, Old French rue, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).
rue (plural rues)
- 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.
- common rue, garden rue (Ruta graveolens)
- goat's rue (Galega officinalis)
- rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)
- Syrian rue (Peganum harmala)
- wall rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria)
- rue on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- -ure, ERU, EUR, Eur., Ure, eur-, eur., ure
From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin rūga (“wrinkle”).
rue f (plural rues)
- street, road
From Old French rue, rude, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).
rue f (plural rues)
- rue (the plant)
- first-person singular present indicative of ruer
- third-person singular present indicative of ruer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
- second-person singular imperative of ruer
- “rue” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN
- second-person singular present active imperative of ruō
- ruwe, rwe, rewe, reuwe, rew
Borrowed from Anglo-Norman rue, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).
- IPA(key): /ˈriu̯(ə)/
- Rhymes: -iu̯(ə)
- A kind of plant belonging to the genus Ruta; rue.
- (rare) meadow-rue (plants in the genus Thalictrum)
- “rūe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-7.
From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin ruga (“wrinkle”).
rue f (plural rues)
- (Jersey, Guernsey) road, street
rue f (definite singular rua, indefinite plural ruer, definite plural ruene)
- a pile, heap
- a lump of manure, particularly from a cow
- “rue” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
From Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).
rue f (oblique plural rues, nominative singular rue, nominative plural rues)
- rue (plant)
- Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (rue, supplement)
- rue on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub
- plural of rua
- RUDIST, a cone-shaped extinct mollusc.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)