raaf

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See also: Raaf and RAAF

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch raaf, from Middle Dutch rāve, from older rāven by reanalysis, from Old Dutch *ravan, from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɑːf/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

raaf (plural rawe)

  1. raven

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch rāve, formed by reanalysis of the older singular form rāven which was reinterpreted as a plural. From Old Dutch ravan, from Proto-West Germanic *hrabn, from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

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Noun[edit]

raaf m or f (plural raven, diminutive raafje n)

  1. A raven, Corvus corax.
  2. A raven, term used for certain other large birds of the genus Corvus.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: raaf
  • Sranan Tongo: rafru

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