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CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 3/12/2017
Meaning & History
In Switzerland, an occupational name for a fisherman or maker of fish traps, from an agent derivative of Middle High German riuse ‘fish trap’, ‘weir basket’. A nickname from an agent noun based on Middle High German riusen ‘to moan or complain’. Also an occupational name for a castrator of farm animals, a derivative of reussen ‘to castrate’.