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Is rue a Scrabble word?

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

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3 letters words from 'rue'

RUE 3URE 3

2 letters words from 'rue'

ER 2RE 2
UR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of rue

rue ure reu eru uer eur

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Definitions and meaning of rue

rue

Alternative forms

  • rewe (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophones: roo, roux

Etymology 1

From Middle English rewe, reowe, from Old English hrēow (sorrow, regret, penitence, repentance, penance), from Proto-Germanic *hrewwō (pain, sadness, regret, repentance), from Proto-Indo-European *krew-, *krow-, *krows- (to push, fall, beat, break). Cognate with Scots rew (rue), West Frisian rouw (sadness), Dutch rouw (mourning, sadness), German Reue (repentance, regret, remorse, contrition), Lithuanian krùšti (to smash, crash, bruise), Russian крушить (krušitʹ, crush).

Noun

rue (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Sorrow; repentance; regret.
  2. (archaic or dialectal) Pity; compassion.
Derived terms
  • rue-bargain
  • rueful
  • ruefully
  • ruefulness
  • ruesome
  • ruly
  • ruth
Translations

Etymology 2

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). Cognate with Dutch rouwen, German reuen.

Verb

rue (third-person singular simple present rues, present participle ruing or rueing, simple past and past participle rued)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to feel sorrow or pity.
  3. (transitive) To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.
    I rued the day I crossed paths with her.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chapman and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I wept to see, and rued it from my heart.
  4. (archaic, intransitive) To feel compassion or pity.
    • Late 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
      Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte
    • (Can we date this quote by Ridley and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them
  5. (archaic, intransitive) To feel sorrow or regret.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tennyson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Old year, we'll dearly rue for you.
Usage notes
  • Often used in the collocation “rue the day”.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English rue, from Anglo-Norman ruwe, Old French rue (> modern French rue), from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ). Compare rude.

Noun

rue (plural rues)

  1. 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.
Synonyms
  • garden rue
  • herb of grace
Derived terms
  • common rue (Ruta graveolens)
  • goat's rue (Galega officinalis)
  • rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)
  • Syrian rue (Peganum harmala)
  • wall rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria)
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • -ure, ERU, EUR, Eur., Ure, eur-, eur., ure

Chuukese

Numeral

rue

  1. twenty

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁy/

Etymology 1

From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin rūga (wrinkle), from Proto-Indo-European *krewp- (to become encrusted), extension of *krew- (scab)

Noun

rue f (plural rues)

  1. street, road

Derived terms

  • ruelle
  • vélorue

Etymology 2

From Old French rue, rude, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

Noun

rue f (plural rues)

  1. rue (the plant)

Etymology 3

From ruer

Verb

rue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ruer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of ruer
  5. second-person singular imperative of ruer

Further reading

  • “rue” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Kabuverdianu

Verb

rue

  1. gossip

References

  • Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN

Latin

Verb

rue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ruō

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • ruwe, rwe, rewe, reuwe, rew

Etymology

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman ruwe, from Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈriu̯(ə)/
  • Rhymes: -iu̯(ə)

Noun

rue

  1. A kind of plant belonging to the genus Ruta; rue.
  2. (rare) meadow-rue (plants in the genus Thalictrum)

Descendants

  • English: rue
  • Scots: rew

References

  • “rūe (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-7.

Norman

Etymology

From Old French rue, developed figuratively from Latin ruga (wrinkle).

Pronunciation

Noun

rue f (plural rues)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) road, street

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • ruve

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²rʉːə/

Noun

rue f (definite singular rua, indefinite plural ruer, definite plural ruene)

  1. a pile, heap
  2. a lump of manure, particularly from a cow

Synonyms

  • ruke

Further reading

  • “rue” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • rude

Etymology

From Latin rūta, from Ancient Greek ῥυτή (rhutḗ).

Noun

rue f (oblique plural rues, nominative singular rue, nominative plural rues)

  1. rue (plant)

Descendants

  • Middle English: rue
    • English: rue
  • French: rue

References

  • 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

Venetian

Noun

rue

  1. plural of rua

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RUDIST, a cone-shaped extinct mollusc.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)