rauf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of herauf.

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rauf

  1. (colloquial) up, up here, upstairs (towards the speaker)
    Er kommt jetzt rauf. -- He's coming upstairs now.
  2. (colloquial) up, up there, upstairs (away from the speaker)
    Er geht rauf zu den andern. -- He's going upstairs to the other people.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike the standard language, colloquial German does not distinguish the meanings of hinauf ("up there, away from the speaker") and herauf ("up here, up towards the speaker"). Rauf is used for both meanings.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rauf.

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Noun[edit]

rauf f (genitive singular raufar, nominative plural raufar)

  1. rift, gap, slot

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  • rauf in Duden online

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

rauf f

  1. a gap, a rift, a hole
    Raufar himins.
    The sluices of heaven.

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