See also: Rauf

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of herauf.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁaʊf/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

rauf

  1. (colloquial) up, up here, upstairs (towards the speaker)
    Er kommt jetzt rauf. -- He's coming upstairs now.
  2. (colloquial) up, up there, upstairs (away from the speaker)
    Er geht rauf zu den andern. -- He's going upstairs to the other people.

Usage notesEdit

Unlike the standard language, colloquial German does not distinguish the meanings of hinauf (up there, away from the speaker) and herauf (up here, up towards the speaker). Rauf is used for both meanings.

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Further readingEdit

  • rauf” in Duden online

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rauf.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rauf f (genitive singular raufar, nominative plural raufar)

  1. rift, gap, slot

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *raubō.

NounEdit

rauf f

  1. a gap, a rift, a hole
    Raufar himins.
    The sluices of heaven.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: rauf
  • Faroese: reyv
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: rauv
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ræv
  • Swedish: röv
  • Westrobothnian: rauv
  • Danish: røv

ReferencesEdit

  • rauf in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

PlautdietschEdit

AdverbEdit

rauf

  1. down, downwards