Reif

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German reif, from Old High German reif (belt, strap, cord, ring, hoop), from Proto-West Germanic *raip, from Proto-Germanic *raipaz (band, cord, strap), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁roypnós (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 (strong or mixed, genitive Reifes or Reifs, plural Reife or Reifen)

  1. (poetic except in Armreif) any ring-shaped piece of jewelry
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of Reifen (hoop, tyre)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Reif m (strong, genitive Reifs, no plural)

  1. frost; 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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Further reading[edit]

  • Reif” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Reif m (plural Reif)

  1. frost

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Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately related to Proto-West Germanic *raip (band, strip), similar to German Reifen.

Noun[edit]

Reif f (plural Reifen)

  1. tire (rubber)