Last modified on 7 June 2014, at 05:09

ravin

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French raviner (rush, seize by force), itself from ravine (rapine), from Latin rapina (plundering, loot), itself from rapere (seize, plunder, abduct)

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NounEdit

ravin (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven

AdjectiveEdit

ravin (comparative more ravin, superlative most ravin)

  1. (obsolete) ravenous

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


FrenchEdit

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NounEdit

ravin m (plural ravins)

  1. ravine

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