Такође погледајте: Roof


Tiled roofs covering buildings.


Од Средњи Енглески rof

, од Стари Енглески hrōf (roof, ceiling; top, summit; heaven, sky)

, од Пра-Германски *hrōfą (roof)

, од Пра-Индо-Европски *krāpo- (roof)

, од Пра-Индо-Европски *krāwǝ- (to cover, heap)


Cognate with Шкотски ruif (roof), Холандски roef (a cabin, wooden cover, deckhouse), Low German rof (roof), Исландски hróf (a shed under which ships are built or kept, roof of a boathouse).



roof (plural rooves or roofs)

  1. The external covering at the top of a building
    • (deprecated use of |lang= parameter)
      1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights. 'Twas the house I'd seen the roof of from the beach.
    • 1931, Robert L. May, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Montgomery Ward (publisher), draft:
      The very first sound that you’ll hear on the roof / (Provided there’s fog) will be Rudolph’s small hoof.
  2. The upper part of a cavity.
    The palate is the roof of the mouth.
    Archaeologists discovered that the cave's roof was decked with paintings.
  3. (mining) The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.

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