Reif

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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). Cognate with Old English rāp (strap, band, cord). More at rope.

Noun[edit]

Reif m (genitive Reifs or Reifes, plural Reife)

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

Old High German rīfo

Noun[edit]

Reif m (genitive Reifs, no plural)

  1. hoar frost (cover of minute ice crystals on a surface)