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]

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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, 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)
  2. (Switzerland) small slope, incline

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References[edit]

  • Pfeifer, Wolfgang, editor (1993), “Rain”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen (in German), 2nd edition, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, →ISBN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Rein (Sursilvan)
  • Ragn (Sutsilvan, Surmiran)
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Proper noun[edit]

Rain m

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