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See also: reif
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.
declension of Reif
Reif m (genitive Reifs, no plural)
- hoar frost (cover of minute ice crystals on a surface)