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  • From Middle English rote, root, roote, from late Old English rōt, from Old Norse rót (Icelandic rót), from Proto-Germanic *wrōts, from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds; cognate with wort, radish, and radix.
  • From Middle English wroten ("to dig with the snout"), from Old English wrōtan, from Proto-Germanic *wrōtaną. Related to Old English wrōt. Loss of initial w- probably due to influence from the related noun (Etymology 1).
  • Possibly an alteration of rout, influenced by hoot.

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