From Middle Dutch rāve, formed by reanalysis of the older singular form rāven which was reinterpreted as a plural. From Old Dutch ravo, *ravan, from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-. Compare Low German Raav, Roov, German Rabe, West Frisian raven, English raven, Danish ravn.
- raven (a large black bird)
- kraai m