rote1 [rōt]
[ME < ?]
a fixed, mechanical way of doing something; routine
by rote
by memory alone, without understanding or thought [to answer by rote]
rote2 [rōt]
[prob. via ME dial. < Scand, as in ON rauta, to roar, akin to OHG rōz, a weeping, wailing: for IE base see RAUCOUS]
the sound of the surf beating on the shore
rote3 [rōt]
[ME < OFr < Frank * hrōta (akin to OHG hrotta) < Celt chrotta > Welsh crwth,CROWD2]
a medieval stringed instrument, variously supposed to have been a kind of lyre, lute, or harp

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