Origin of rebusFrench rébus from L, ablative plural of res, thing (see real), literally , (meaning indicated) by things
Can you solve this rebus? Answer is written upside down in the blue box.
An example of a rebus is when you are given the word: "T_RN" and need to guess a phrase from this (the phrase to guess is "No U Turn.").
Origin of rebusFrom Latin rēbus ablative pl. of rēs thing ; see rē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present rebuses, present participle rebusing, simple past and past participle rebused)
- To mark or indicate by a rebus.
From French rÃ©bus, from Latin rebus (ablative plural of res "˜thing'), as taken from the phrase de rebus quae geruntur "˜concerning the things that are taking place', used in sixteenth-century Picardie as the name for satirical pieces containing picture-riddles.
- Clerc, De rebus Thyatirenorum (1893).
- An English translation of the De rebus christianorum was published by Murdock in 1851.
- London, 1675); Torfaeus, De rebus gestis Faereyensium (Copenhagen, 1695); I.
- It was he who first unearthed (in the convent of St Emmeran at Regensburg) the remarkable Latin poems of the nun Hrosvitha of Gandersheim, of which he published an edition (Nuremberg, 1501), the historical poem Ligurinus sive de rebus gestis Frederici primi imperatoris libri x.
- In the first place is the official recognition by the state of the Catholic religion 1 These are arranged under thirty-five distinct heads in Nussi's Quinquaginta conventiones de rebus ecclesiasticis (Rome, 1869).