Etymology
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re

"with reference to," used from c. 1700 in legalese, from Latin (in) re "in the matter of," from ablative of res "property, goods; matter, thing, affair," from Proto-Italic *re-, from PIE *reh-i- "wealth, goods" (source also of Sanskrit rayi- "property, goods," Avestan raii-i- "wealth"). Its non-legalese use is execrated by Fowler in three different sections of "Modern English Usage."

updated on May 04, 2021

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Definitions of re from WordNet
1
re (n.)
the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization;
Synonyms: ray
2
Re (n.)
a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum;
Synonyms: rhenium / atomic number "
Re (n.)
ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods;
Synonyms: Ra
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