Wt/sco/rook

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Etymology 1[edit]

A rook (bird)

Frae Middle Inglis rok, roke, frae Old English hrōc, frae Proto-Germanic *hrōkaz (compare Saterland Frisian Rouk, Dutch roek, obsolete German Ruch), frae Proto-Indo-European *kerk- (crow, raven) (compare Old Irish cerc (hen), Old Prussian kerko (loon, diver), dialectal Bulgarie кро́кон (krókon, raven), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kóraks, falcon), Old Armenian ագռաւ (agṙaw), Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬵𐬭𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀𐬝 (kahrkatat̰, rooster), Sanskrit कृकर (kṛkara, rooster)), Ukrainian крук (kruk, raven).

Noun[edit]

rook (plural Wt/sco/rooks)

  1. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, o the craw faimily.
    • Pennant
      The rook [] should be treatit as the fairmer's friend.
  2. A cheat or swindler; someone who betrays.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wycherley to this entry?)
  3. (Britain) a type o firecracker uised bi fairmers tae scare birds o the same name.
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Verb[edit]

rook (third-person singular simple present Wt/sco/rooks, present participle Wt/sco/rooking, simple past and past participle Wt/sco/rooked)

  1. (transitive) Tae cheat or swindle.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 311:
      Some had spent a week in Jersey before coming to Guernsey; and, from what Paddy had heard, they really do know how to rook the visitors over there.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A ruik (chess)

Frae Old French roc, ultimately frae Persie رخ (rox). Compare roc.

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rook (plural Wt/sco/rooks)

  1. (chess) A piece shaped lik a castle touer, that can be moved anly up, doun, left or richt (but nae diagonally) or in castlin.
  2. (rare) A castle or ither fortification.
  3. An Amish card gemme.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Frae rookie.

Noun[edit]

rook (plural Wt/sco/rooks)

  1. (baseball, slang) A rookie.

Etymology 4[edit]

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rook (uncoontable)

  1. mist; fog; roke

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rook (third-person singular simple present Wt/sco/rooks, present participle Wt/sco/rooking, simple past and past participle Wt/sco/rooked)

  1. (obsolete) Tae squat; tae ruck.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Etymology 1[edit]

Frae Middle Dutch rooc, frae Old Dutch *rōk, rouc, frae Proto-Germanic *raukiz.

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rook m (uncountable)

  1. smeuk
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Etymology 2[edit]

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rook

  1. first-person seengular present indicative o roken
  2. imperative o roken

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rook

  1. seengular past indicative o ruiken
  2. seengular past indicative o rieken

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