Rain

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See also: rain, ràin, and räin

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]

Etymology[edit]

Ein Rain

From Middle High German rein, which also appears in reinkurni, reinifano (tansy), Modern German Rainfarn, for this plant’s growing as field mark, cognate with Icelandic rein, Swedish ren, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rain m (genitive Rains, plural Raine)

  1. edge path (the space between two fields)
  2. (Switzerland) (small) slope, incline

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Rain" in: Wolfgang Pfeifer (ed.), Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen (2nd ed. 1993).

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Rain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) the Rhine