hrafn

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Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse hrafn (a raven), often spelled hramn, from the Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz, cognates with English raven. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

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hrafn m (genitive singular hrafns, nominative plural hrafnar)

  1. a raven

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-. Cognate with Old English hræfn (English raven), Old Frisian ravan (West Frisian raven), Old Saxon hravan, ravan (Low German Raav), Old Dutch ravo (Dutch raaf), Old High German raban (German Rabe). Compare also Latin corvus and Ancient Greek κόραξ (kóraks).

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Noun[edit]

hrafn m

  1. raven

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  • Norwegian (bokmål): ravn m
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): ramn m
  • Swedish: ramn c (obsolete except in dialects and as a part of toponyms)