Rote

in phr. by rote —see Route
v. to rot . Der.:Variants: rotyng, rottingEtymology: Anglo-Saxon rotian
sb. a musical instrumentVariants: roote Etymology: Anglo-French rote; Old High German hrota; cp. Low Latin chrotta Old Irish crot (Windisch). Cf. Crowde
sb. rootVariants: rot, roote, a term in astrology, foot rutis, pl. rotesEtymology: Icelandic rót; the same word as Anglo-Saxon wrót, snout, ‘bruncus;' (cp. wrótan, to grub up).