See also: raviné

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French ravin (a gully), from Old French raviner (to pillage, sweep down, cascade), from ravine (robbery, rapine; violent rush of water, waterfall, avalanche; impetuosity, spirit), from Latin rapina (cf. rapine).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rə-vēnʹ, IPA(key): /ɹəˈviːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːn

NounEdit

ravine (plural ravines)

  1. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 3, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      He fell into a reverie, a most dangerous state of mind for a chauffeur, since a fall into reverie on the part of a driver may mean a fall into a ravine on the part of the machine.
    • 2007 April 1, Thomas Harlan, The Shadow of Ararat: Book One of 'The Oath of Empire'[2], page 294:
      Thirty feet below her, where the Persians were crashing through the brush, the streambed kinked to the left side of the ravine and ran under an enormous thorn tree with a thick base.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ravene, ravine, 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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ravine (plural ravines)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of raven (rapine, rapacity; prey, plunder)
    • 1849, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H.:
      And he, shall he,
      Man, her last work, who seem’d so fair, […]
      Who trusted God was love indeed
      And love Creation’s final law—
      Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
      With ravine, shriek’d against his creed—
      Who loved, who suffer’d countless ills,
      Who battled for the True, the Just,
      Be blown about the desert dust,
      Or seal’d within the iron hills?

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old French verb raviner (flow with force; sweep down; pillage, cascade), or from the noun ravine, raveine (robbery, rapine; violent rush of water, waterfall, avalanche; impetuosity, spirit), from Latin rapīna, whence also the borrowed rapine.

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ravine f (plural ravines)

  1. a small ravine or gully
  2. beginning of a furrowing or formation of a ravine

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ravine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of raviner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of raviner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of raviner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of raviner
  5. second-person singular imperative of raviner

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French ravine, from Latin rapina

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ravine m (definite singular ravinen, indefinite plural raviner, definite plural ravinene)

  1. a gully (type of ravine)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French ravine, from Latin rapina

NounEdit

ravine m (definite singular ravinen, indefinite plural ravinar, definite plural ravinane)

  1. a gully (type of ravine)

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