Frother vs Rother - What's the difference?

frother | rother |


As a verb frother

is (dialectal) to comfort.

As a noun frother

is a machine that generates froth.

As an adjective rother is

.

frother

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl), alteration of frovre, .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (dialectal) To comfort.
  • (dialectal) To feed.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A machine that generates froth
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  • , passage=There is a battery-powered frother , and a small glass channel that adds turbulence and air bubbles as the wine flows through it from the bottle into the glass.}}

    rother

    English

    Etymology 1

    Old English .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a horned animal, especially an ox
  • Etymology 2

    Old English. See (rudder).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rudder.
  • Derived terms
    * rother nail: a nail with a very full head, used for fastening the rudder irons of ships; so called by shipwrights. ----