From Middle High German rabe, from Old High German rabo, from Proto-West Germanic *hrabō, from Proto-Germanic *hrabô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-. See also Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz.
Compare Low German Raav, Dutch raaf, West Frisian, English raven, Danish ravn.
Rabe m (weak, genitive Raben, plural Raben, diminutive Räbchen n or Räblein n, feminine (for the animal) Räbin)
- (astronomy) the constellation Corvus
Declension of Rabe [masculine, weak]