ravenhood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

raven +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

ravenhood (uncountable)

  1. The property of being a raven.
    • 1988, Keith John Cooper, The use of scientific method in assessing religious conceptual systems (volume 2, page 280)
      So a law of nature which said, say, that Ravenhood is causally linked with blackness would entail both All ravens are black and All non-black things are non-ravens, but would not entail a law linking non-blackness with non-ravenhood.
    • 1995, Friedel Weinert, Laws of Nature (page 23)
      If this could be shown, the above statement would be systematically related to other statements about ravenhood in particular and the genetics of feathered creatures in general.

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