ras

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See also: Ras, RAS, rás, râs, rãs, rǡs, răs-, and Raś

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Amharic ራስ (rās, head).

Noun[edit]

ras (plural rases)

  1. An Ethiopian king or prince.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic رأس(raʾs, head(land)).

Noun[edit]

ras (plural rases)

  1. A headland; a cape.
Usage notes[edit]

Chiefly found in proper names.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːs/, [ʁɑːˀs]

Verb[edit]

ras

  1. imperative of rase

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɑs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ras
  • Rhymes: -ɑs

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French race.

Noun[edit]

ras n (plural rassen, diminutive rasje n)

  1. race, breed
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch rasch, from Old Dutch *rasc, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz. Cognates include English rash, German rasch.

Adjective[edit]

ras (comparative rasser, superlative meest ras or rast)

  1. (dated) quick
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of ras
uninflected ras
inflected rasse
comparative rasser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial ras rasser het rast
het raste
indefinite m./f. sing. rasse rassere raste
n. sing. ras rasser raste
plural rasse rassere raste
definite rasse rassere raste
partitive ras rassers
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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Amharic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ras m (plural ras)

  1. ras

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French rés (remodelled after raser), itself from Latin rāsus. Doublet of rez.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ras (feminine singular rase, masculine plural ras, feminine plural rases)

  1. short
  2. close-cropped (of hair etc.)
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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Amharic ራስ (ras, head), from Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ras/, [r̺äs̪]
  • Hyphenation: ràs

Noun[edit]

ras m (invariable)

  1. (historical) Title of the second-highest grade in the hierarchy of the Ethiopian Empire; ras
  2. (figurative, derogatory) Any small local authority who exercises power despotically.
    1. A local boss of organized crime.
    2. (historical) A Fascist party official.

Synonyms[edit]

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See also[edit]

  • negus
  • degiac (ethiopian commander of a unit equivalent to a regiment, composed of two to three thousand men)

Lithuanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ras

  1. third-person singular future of rasti
  2. third-person plural future of rasti

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَأْس(raʾs). The word is masculine in standard Arabic, but the feminine is found in some dialects, so there is no need to assume influence by Sicilian testa (though this is not ruled out).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ras f (plural rjus)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. beginning

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ras, compare with the verb rase

Noun[edit]

ras n (definite singular raset, indefinite plural ras, definite plural rasa or rasene)

  1. an avalanche, landslide, landslip
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ras

  1. imperative of rase

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ras, compare with rase

Noun[edit]

ras n (definite singular raset, indefinite plural ras, definite plural rasa)

  1. an avalanche, landslide, landslip

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ras

  1. genitive plural of rasa

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rāsus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ras (past participle of rade)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Adjective[edit]

ras m or n (feminine singular rasă, masculine plural rași, feminine and neuter plural rase)

  1. shaved, shaven

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rasar, from raso (level).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ras m (plural rases)

  1. evenness, levelness

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Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rás (race), from Proto-Germanic *rēsō.

Noun[edit]

ras c

  1. a race (a large group of individuals of the same species set apart from others on the basis of a common heritage)
Declension[edit]
Declension of ras 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ras rasen raser raserna
Genitive ras rasens rasers rasernas
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun of rasa. Compare Danish and Norwegian ras.

Noun[edit]

ras n

  1. a collapse (of a building)
  2. a mudslide (geological disaster)
  3. a cave in, a collapse inward or downward
  4. a fall (of stock market values)
Declension[edit]
Declension of ras 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ras raset ras rasen
Genitive ras rasets ras rasens
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

See also: roso and róso

Anagrams[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English race.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ras f (plural rasys)

  1. race (contest)

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-) , “ras”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ras n (impetuosity, hurry.)

Noun[edit]

ras

  1. Hurry, urgency.
    Han gjol alltihopän fälut i ett rasHe completed all of it at once, without interruption.

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