Origin of roe1
noun, plural roes, (especially collectively) roe.
Origin of roe2
Related Words for roedelicacy, relish, spawn, ovum, rudiment, germ, nucleus, bud, cackle, oospore, cackleberry
Examples from the Web for roe
Contemporary Examples of roe
They were busily implementing these in cases like Roe v. Wade when a right-wing insurgency took them by surprise.A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
Prior to Roe v. Wade, nearly one-fifth of maternal deaths in America were due to illegal abortions.Indiana 'Feticide' Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws
August 27, 2014
And worryingly, 20 years after Roe vs. Wade, only 12 percent of OB-GYN programs taught abortion techniques.The Medical Community’s Hidden Abortion-Training War
February 27, 2014
The abortion rate in the U.S. has reached its lowest level since Roe v Wade.Thank The Pill For Abortion Rate Drop
February 3, 2014
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.
January 22, 2014
Historical Examples of roe
Saying this, he sprung away like the roe upon the mountains.Imogen
The jury decided that Roe was guilty of the act, and remanded him for trial.
Here comes Romeo, here comes Romeo—without his roe, like a dried herring.An Old Sailor's Yarns
The Roe was a freight-boat, "as slow as an island and as comfortable as a farm."Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Be thou like to a roe, or a young hart upon the mountains of spices.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
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."