What does the name Rook mean? Find out below.
Etymology: F. roccf. Sp. roque), fr. Per. & Ar. rokh, or rukh, the rook or castle at chess, also the bird rocin this sense perhaps a different word); cf. Hind. rath a war chariot, the castle at chess, Skr. ratha a car, a war car. Cf. Roll
Etymology: AS. hrōc; akin to OHG. hruoh ruoh ruoho, Icel. hrōkr, Sw. roka, Dan. raage; cf. Goth. hrukjan to crow
From Middle English rok, roke, from Old English hrōc, from Proto-Germanic *hrōkaz (compare Saterland Frisian Rouk, Dutch roek, obsolete German Ruch), from Proto-Indo-European *kerk- (“crow, raven”) (compare Old Irish cerc (“hen”), Old Prussian kerko (“loon, diver”), dialectal Bulgarian кро́кон (krókon, “raven”), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kórax, “falcon”), Old Armenian ագռաւ (agṙaw), Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬵𐬭𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀𐬝 (kahrkatat̰, “rooster”), Sanskrit कृकर (kṛkara, “rooster”)), Ukrainian крук (kruk, “raven”).
From Old French roc, ultimately from Persian رخ (rox), from Middle Persian lhw' (rox, “rook, castle (chess)”), of unknown origin. Compare roc.
rook was also found in the following language(s): Dutch
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People with the last name Rook are most frequently White