When I hear the word of the day there is another word that comes to mind every time, roux. I think of food. When I read it, I wI was unfamiliar with this word but it is a really good one. It sounds a bit outdated, but we will learn why in the etymology, but rue is a word I will try to use more often.
“feel regret,” Old English hreowan “make sorry, distress, grieve” (class II strong verb; past tense hreaw, past participle hrowen), from Proto-Germanic *khrewan (source also of Old Frisian riowa, Middle Dutch rouwen, Old Dutch hrewan, German reuen “to sadden, cause repentance”); in part, blended with Old English weak verb hreowian “feel pain or sorrow,” and perhaps influenced by Old Norse hryggja “make sad,” both from Proto-Germanic *khruwjan, all from PIE root *kreue- (2) “to push, strike” (see anacrusis). Related: Rued; ruing.
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