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rue

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noun \ˈrü\

Definition of rue

  1. :  regret, sorrow <with rue my heart is laden — A. E. Housman>



Origin of rue

Middle English rewe, from Old English hrēow; akin to Old High German hriuwa sorrow


First Known Use: before 12th century


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rue

verb

Simple Definition of rue

  • : to feel sorrow or regret for (something)

Full Definition of rue

ruedru·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to feel penitence, remorse, or regret for

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to feel sorrow, remorse, or regret

Examples of rue

  1. He must be ruing his decision now.

  2. <I rue the day I agreed to this stupid plan.>



12th Century

First Known Use of rue

12th century


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rue

noun

Definition of rue

  1. :  a European strong-scented perennial woody herb (Ruta graveolens of the family Rutaceae, the rue family) that has bitter leaves used medicinally



Origin of rue

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ruta, from Greek rhytē


First Known Use: 13th century

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rue

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noun \ˈrü\

Medical Definition of rue

  1. :  a strong-scented perennial woody herb (Ruta graveolens of the family Rutaceae, the rue family) that has bitter leaves used in medicine





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