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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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ravin (third-person singular simple present ravins, present participle ravining, simple past and past participle ravined)

  1. (obsolete) To dine or feast upon plunder or goods seized by violence.
    • 1908, Edmund Doidge Anderson Morshead (transl.), The Seven Against Thebes in Four Plays of Aeschylus, page 124.
      Now, if ye hear the bruit of death or wounds,
      Give not yourselves o'ermuch to shriek and scream,
      For Ares ravins upon human flesh.

NounEdit

ravin (uncountable)

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

AdjectiveEdit

ravin (comparative more ravin, superlative most ravin)

  1. (obsolete) ravenous

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ravin m (plural ravins)

  1. ravine

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NalikEdit

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ravin (singular a ravin, plural a fu ravin)

  1. woman

Further readingEdit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)
  • Craig Alan Volker, The Nalik Language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (1998), page 90