Reif

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German reif, from Old High German reif (belt, strap, cord, ring, hoop), from Proto-Germanic *raipaz (band, cord, strap), from Proto-Indo-European *roypnós (strap, band, rope). Cognate with Low German Reep, Dutch reep, Icelandic reipi, Old English rāp (strap, band, cord). More at rope.

Noun[edit]

Reif m (genitive Reifes or Reifs, plural Reife)

  1. (poetic) ring
  2. hoop
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German rīfe, from Old High German rīfo.

Noun[edit]

Reif m (genitive Reifs, no plural)

  1. hoar frost (cover of minute ice crystals on a surface)
    • Anton Wilhelm von Zuccalmaglio, "Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht".
      Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht, / er fiel auf die bunten Blaublümelein, / sie sind verwelket, verdorret.
      Hoarfrost fell in a night in spring, / it fell on the colourful blue blossoms, / they withered away, dried up.

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Reif m (plural Reif)

  1. frost

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Noun[edit]

Reif f (plural Reifen)

  1. tire (rubber)