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Re­mo and Row

Re­mo (Span­ish for the very com­mon word “oar”) is a cousin of, well, the Eng­lish row.

Re­mo comes from the Latin for the same, re­mus, while the Eng­lish came from the Ger­man rue­jen; both of those come from Pro­to-In­do-Eu­ro­pean *ere, mean­ing “to row”.

We can see the r- maps to the r- in each and it does make sense. Af­ter all, you do use an oar to row.


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