rasper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rasp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

rasper (plural raspers)

  1. A person who, or thing that, rasps or scrapes.
  2. One who speaks with a rasping voice.
  3. (slang) A fence that is challenging for a horse to jump over.
    • 1833, The Sportsman's Cabinet, and Town and Country Magazine
      When a horse becomes blown, on approaching a fence, you should pause for a second, and turn him round: it will greatly relieve him, and you stand a much better chance of getting over: and indeed, it is generally preferable to turn the horse round at a rasper, or large jump.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

rasper

  1. present of raspe

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Vulgar Latin *raspō (to grate, scrape).

Verb[edit]

rasper

  1. to grate, scratch

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-sps, *-spt are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: râper, rasper
  • Lorrain: rèper
  • Mayennais: rapir
  • Picard: râpeu (Athois)
  • Walloon: rapè (Forrières)
  • Middle English: raspen