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Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French rêver.

VerbEdit

reve

  1. dream

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English rēfa, from ġerēfa, potentially from Proto-Germanic *grēfijô.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

reve (plural reves or reven)

  1. A reeve or bailiff (a local official); an administrator.
    • 14thC, Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Reves Tale, 1915, The College Chaucer, page 94,
      Ne at this tale I saugh no man hym greve, / But it were oonly Osewold the Reve;
  2. An administrator of an estate or manor; a manager or steward.
  3. (Christianity) A subordinate or deputy of God.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: reeve
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English rēafian.

VerbEdit

reve

  1. Alternative form of reven

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English rēaf.

NounEdit

reve

  1. Alternative form of reif

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French rueve, ultimately from Latin rogō (I ask; I demand)[1].

NounEdit

reve f (plural reves)

  1. a taxation on imports and exports

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “rogāre”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 100, page 445
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (reve)
  • reve on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun rev

VerbEdit

reve (imperative rev, present tense rever, passive reves, simple past reva or revet or revde, past participle reva or revet or revd, present participle revende)

  1. (nautical) to reef (a sail)
    • "Rev seilene, rev seilene!", skrek kapteinen. [1]

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