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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English renden, from Old English rendan (to rend, tear, cut, lacerate, cut down), from Proto-Germanic *hrandijaną (to tear), of uncertain origin. Believed by some to be the causitive of Proto-Germanic *hrindaną (to push), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱret-, *kret- (to hit, beat), in which case would relate it to Old English hrindan (to thrust, push). Cognate with Scots rent (to rend, tear), Old Frisian renda (to tear).

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VerbEdit

rend (third-person singular simple present rends, present participle rending, simple past and past participle rent)

  1. (transitive) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst
    Powder rends a rock in blasting.
    Lightning rends an oak.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2
      If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak / And peg thee in his knotty entrails till / Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.
    • 1970, Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Bantam Books, pg. 317:
      We are most vulnerable now to the messages of the new subcults, to the claims and counterclaims that rend the air.
  2. (transitive) To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
  3. (intransitive) To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
    Relationships may rend if tempers flare.
    Rending of garments for shiva is a Jewish tradition.

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AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A nasal formation from *redhë, variant of rredhë (compare edhe ~ ende). Cognate to Lithuanian rindà (row, line), Latvian riñda (row, line), Old Church Slavonic rędь (rędĭ, row, line). See radhë.

NounEdit

rend m

  1. public order
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Albanian *renta from *rena, akin to Gothic rinnan (rinnan) and Old Norse rinna (to run)[1].

VerbEdit

rend (first-person singular past tense renda, participle rendur)

  1. to run, hurry

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “rend” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 386

DanishEdit

VerbEdit

rend

  1. Imperative of rende.

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VerbEdit

rend

  1. third-person singular present indicative of rendre

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, compare Serbo-Croatian red.

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NounEdit

rend (plural rendek)

  1. order

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