Rain

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See also: rain, ràin, and räin

English[edit]

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Rain

  1. A female given name.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Rainer and other Germanic compound given names with the first element meaning "counsel".

Proper noun[edit]

Rain

  1. a male given name

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German[edit]

Ein Rain

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rein, which also appears in reinkurni, reinifano (tansy), Modern German Rainfarn, for this plant’s growing as field mark, from Old High German rein (wall, baulk, ridge), from Proto-Germanic *rainō, cognate with Icelandic rein, Swedish ren, English rean (ridge, furrow, gutter), Lithuanian raivė̃ (furrow), Latvian rieva (furrow), Latin rīma (slit), all perhaps related to Proto-Indo-European *h₁reh₁- and the antecedents of Reihe, English row, as well as to reif, English ripe.

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Noun[edit]

Rain m (strong, genitive Rains or Raines, plural Raine)

  1. edgepath (the space between two fields)
    • 1906, Hermann Hesse, chapter 2, in Unterm Rad [Beneath the Wheel]‎[1], Berlin: S. Fischer:
      Auf den vielen heidigen Rainen zwischen Wald und Wiese flammte brandgelb der zähe Ginster, dann kamen lange, lilarote Bänder von Erika, dann die Wiesen selber, zumeist schon vor dem zweiten Schnitte stehend, von Schaumkraut, Lichtnelken, Salbei, Skabiosen farbig überwuchert.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1916, Hermann Löns, Mein buntes Buch[2]:
      Mitten durch die Feldmark zieht sich ein Rain neben dem Koppelwege hin. Wenn ich nicht Zeit habe, den fernen Wald aufzusuchen, gehe ich hierhin. Gestört werde ich von Menschen nicht.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. (Switzerland) small slope, incline

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Rein (Sursilvan)
  • Ragn (Sutsilvan, Surmiran)

Etymology[edit]

From German Rhein.

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Proper noun[edit]

Rain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) the Rhine (a river in Western Europe)