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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Icelandic rifa?”)

NounEdit

riva

  1. A rift or cleft.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

riva

  1. third-person singular past historic of river

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ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ripa (dated, regional, or literary)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rīpa, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to tear, cut). Doublet of ripa.

NounEdit

riva f (plural rive)

  1. bank, shore

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

rīvā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of rīvō

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

riva m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of rive

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

riva f

  1. definite singular of rive

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse rífa, hrífa.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

riva (present tense riv, past tense reiv, past participle rive, present participle rivande, imperative riv)

  1. to tear
    Ho reiv opp konvolutten.
    She tore the envelope open.
  2. to grate
    Riv litt ost på toppen.
    Grate some cheese on top.
  3. to demolish
    Me skal riva dette huset.
    We are going to demolish this house.

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Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rífa, from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną.

VerbEdit

riva

  1. to tear, rend
  2. to devour
  3. to plunder

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DescendantsEdit

  • Swedish: riva

Rapa NuiEdit

AdjectiveEdit

riva

  1. good

ScanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hrífa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

riva f

  1. a rake

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

riva f (Cyrillic spelling рива)

  1. bank, shore

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish rīva, from Old Norse rífa, from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

riva

  1. to tear, to rip
  2. to grate
  3. to scratch, especially as hard as to make marks
  4. to destruct (a building)

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English river.

NounEdit

riva

  1. river