What rhymes with rhyme

rhyme

Rhyme m. 'Consonance of one or more syllables with different initial sounds (especially at the end of a line of verse), little poem, verse', mhd.rīm 'rhyme, verse (line), pair of verses' is either a borrowing from afrz.frz.rime' bound speech, rhyme 'or rather as an old German word in the sense of' series' (as well as the Mnd. and Mnl.) the in Afrz. usual meaning. Because afrz.rime probably originates (cf.FEW 16, 718) in turn from the Germ., Namely from anfrk. * Rīm 'row' or ahd.rīm 'row, sequence, number' (8th century), those asächs.unrīm 'innumerable', aengl.rīm 'number, counting, calculation', anord.rīm 'calculation, calendar' (also, after the mnd., 'rhyme, poem') correspond. These are related to Greek ararískein (ἀραρίσκειν) 'assemble, manufacture', arithmós (ἀριθμός) 'row, number, (enumeration)', nḗritos (νήριτος) 'countless, infinite', Latin rītus' use, custom, habit , Art ', air.rīm' number ', so that connection to the root form * (a) rī̌-, * rēi- the root listed under ↗Arm (sd) ie. * Ar (ə) -' join, fit 'is possible is. The development of meaning leads from "sequence" to "series of similar sounding verses, series of rhymes" to "end rhyme" and "rhyming verse". The use of rhyme in the sense of ‘verse (line), verse pair’, which extended into the 17th century, is still preserved in kehrreim (see d.) And nursery rhyme ‘simple, easily comprehensible, memorable rhyme, verse for children’. By Opitz, rhyme (based on the French model) is defined as ‘end rhyme’. to rhyme vb ‘Form rhymes, express in rhymes, bring into rhymes’, reflexively ‘form an (end) rhyme, fit together, make sense’, mhd.rīmen ‘put in verse’, from equ. afrz.rimer; on the other hand, see ahd.rīmen, aengl.rīman ‘count’.