- roe deer,
- roe versus wade,
- roebling, john augustus,
Origin of roe1
noun, plural roes, (especially collectively) roe.
Origin of roe2
Examples from the Web for roe
They were busily implementing these in cases like Roe v. Wade when a right-wing insurgency took them by surprise.
Advocates on both sides are celebrating and condemning Roe and its implications at events in Washington and across the country.What Do Threats To Roe V. Wade And Domestic Violence Have In Common? Patriarchy.|Sally Kohn|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The anti-abortion-rights community feels the country is ready for a reevaluation of Roe v. Wade, says Conway.Marco Rubio Weighs Supporting Abortion Ban, a Tricky Stand|Eleanor Clift|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We know this from the days before Roe v. Wade, and we know it from around the world.
I have only ever voted for Democrats, so overturning Roe v. Wade is not one of my priorities.Abortion Rights Community Has Become the NRA of the Left|Kirsten Powers|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Presently out rushed four or five girls, wild and laughing; then came one, bounding like a roe!Rab and His Friends and Other Papers|John Brown
Mr. Roe himself has supplied this in a letter written nearly a year ago, to an admirer, and part of which I am allowed to copy.E.P. Roe: Reminiscences of his Life|Mary A. Roe
The Indians prefer the tripe de roche when prepared along with the roe of fish, or when boiled in fish liquor.The Young Voyageurs|Mayne Reid
The roe they prepared and shipped abroad for the Russians' piquant table delicacy.Virginia: The Old Dominion|Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
Mother says fishes comes from hard roes, so I chuck'd in the roe of a red-herring last week, but I doesn't catch any fish yet.The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 2.|Robert Seymour
Word Origin for roe
noun plural roes or roe
Word Origin for roe
"fish eggs," mid-15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hrogn, from Proto-Germanic *khrugna (cf. Old Norse hrogn, Danish rogn, Swedish rom, Flemish rog, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch roge, Old High German rogo, German Rogen "roe"), from PIE *krek- "frog spawn, fish eggs" (cf. Lithuanian kurkle, Russian krjak "spawn of frogs"). Exact relations of the Germanic words are uncertain.
"small deer," Old English ra, from raha, from Proto-Germanic *raikhaz (cf. Old Norse ra, Old Saxon reho, Middle Dutch and Dutch ree, Old High German reh, German Reh "roe"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE root *rei- "streaked, spotted, striped in various colors."