Rood

1) Measure of land = one quarter of an acre. The word was also used for a Perch.
2) The holy Cross. Many legends and lessons grew up around the symbol. One has the Cross itself being made of three kinds of tree: cypress, cedar and pine. This was seen as a symbol of the Trinity. These trees had grown from seeds given to Seth by an angel, which had been placed under the tongue of Adam on his death. One of the earliest English poems is the Dream of the Rood, parts of which were carved on the stone cross still to be seen at Ruthwell in Scotland.

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  • Rood — • A term, often used to signify the True Cross itself, which, with the prefix Holy, occurs as the dedication of some churches Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rood     Rood      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rood — is also the Dutch word for red . Rood has several distinct meanings, all derived from the same basic etymology. Rood is an archaic word for pole , from Anglo Saxon rōd pole , specifically crucifix , from Proto Germanic *rodo , cognate to Old… …   Wikipedia

  • Rood — (r[=oo]d), n. [AS. r[=o]d a cross; akin to OS. r[=o]da, D. roede rod, G. ruthe, rute, OHG. ruota. Cf. {Rod} a measure.] 1. A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Christ hanging on it. [1913 Webster] Note: Generally, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rood — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Específicamente, el rood es una vieja unidad inglesa de superficie, igual a 1.011,7141056 m². Una superficie rectangular con los bordes de un furlong y un rod es respectivamente un rood. Como es una medida que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • rood — [ro͞od] n. [ME rode < OE rod, a cross, measure; akin to rodd: see ROD] 1. Archaic a cross as used in crucifixion; specif., the cross on which Jesus was crucified 2. any cross representing this; crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the …   English World dictionary

  • Rood —   [ruːd, englisch] das, (s)/ s, nichtmetrisches britisches Flächenmaß, 1 Rood = ¼ Acre = 1 210 sq yd = 1 011,711 m2.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rood — s.m.inv. TS metrol. antica misura agraria inglese, equivalente a 1011,71 m2 {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1749. ETIMO: dall ingl. rood propr. canna, palo …   Dizionario italiano

  • rood — ► NOUN 1) a crucifix, especially one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel. 2) chiefly Brit. a former measure of land area equal to a quarter of an acre. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Rood — (spr. rūd), schott. Längenmaß, s. Fall, S. 297; engl. Flächenmaß (R. of land) zu 40 Quadratroods = 10,117 Ar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rood — (spr. rud), schott. Längenmaß, s. Fall; engl. Feldmaß zu 1/4 Acre = 10,12 a …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rood — [ rud ] noun count 1. ) TECHNICAL a large cross in a Christian church 2. ) a unit for measuring area that is equal to a quarter of an ACRE or 0.1012 HECTARES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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