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You are viewing the etymology of rook meaning: (Noun Verb) (British) a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.. A cheat or swindler; someone who betrays.. A trick- [...](British) a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.. A cheat or swindler; someone who betrays.. A trick- [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of rook.
English word rook comes from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (Smoke, vapour.), Proto-Germanic *hraukaz (Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.), Sanskrit रथ, Proto-Indo-European *krek-, Proto-Indo-European *ruk-, Old Norse *rauk, Middle Low German rocken, Old English (ca. 450-1100) *rocc (Rock.).

Rook etymology history

Rook detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*hraukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.
रथ Sanskrit (san) Calamus rotang, a rattan palm.. Dalbergia ougeinensis, blackwood. Chariot, car, especially a two-wheeled war-chariot (lighter and swifter than the अनस्), any vehicle or equipage or carriage (applied also to the vehicles of the gods), waggon, cart. Limb, member, part. The body. Warrior, hero, champion Affection, love. Pleasure, joy, delight (compare मनोरथ).
*krek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ruk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rauk Old Norse (non)
rocken Middle Low German (gml)
*rocc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Rock.
rouc Old Dutch (odt)
*rōk Old Dutch (odt)
hraukr Old Norse (non)
*hrouk Old Dutch (odt)
lhw' Pahlavi (pal)
*hrōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rook, crow.
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
رخ Persian (fas) Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.
hrōc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*rocco Old Dutch (odt)
*rocko Old Dutch (odt)
*rocca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
roc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chess) rook.
rooc Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Smoke. Vapour.
rocke Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
rokke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rook English (eng) (British) a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.. A cheat or swindler; someone who betrays.. A trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards. (transitive) To cheat or swindle.

Words with the same origin as rook

Descendants of *raukiz
rich rock
Descendants of *hraukaz
rick
Descendants of *krek-
rail railroad railway retro rocket roe round row
Descendants of *ruk-
rocky