Variant of rue
- to feel remorse or repentance for (a sin, fault, etc.)
- to wish (an act, promise, etc.) undone or unmade; regret
Origin: Middle English reowen from Old English hreowan, akin to German reuen, to regret, Old Norse hryggr, sorrowful, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form kreu-, to strike, beat from source Glassical Greek krouein
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