Rote (?), n.

A root.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Rote (?), n. [OE. rote, probably of German origin; cf. MHG. rotte, OHG. rota, hrota, LL. chrotta. Cf. Crowd a kind of violin.] Mus.

A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.

Well could he sing and play on a rote. Chaucer.

extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds, and rotes. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Rote, n. [Cf. Rut roaring.]

The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See Rut.

 

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Rote, n. [OF. rote, F. route, road, path. See Route, and cf. Rut a furrow, Routine.]

A frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote.

Swift.

till he the first verse could [i. e., knew] all by rote. Chaucer.

Thy love did read by rote, and could not spell. Shak.

 

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Rote, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roting.]

To learn or repeat by rote.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Rote, v. i.

To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate

. [Obs.] <-- = rotate out? -->

Z. Grey.

 

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