Rue etymology


English word rue comes from Ancient Greek ῥυτή, and later Latin ruta (Rue (bitter herb).)

Etymology of rue

Detailed word origin of rue

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ῥυτή Ancient Greek (grc)
ruta Latin (lat) Rue (bitter herb).
rue Old French (fro) Rue (plant).
ruwe Anglo-Norman (xno)
rue English (en) Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta, especially the herb Ruta graveolens, formerly used in medicines.

Words with the same origin as rue

Descendants of ῥυτή