ravir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *rapīre, from Latin rapere, present active infinitive of rapiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ravir

  1. to ravish (to seize by force)
  2. to ravish, delight or thrill (transport with joy)
  3. to charm, bewitch, dazzle or fascinate
  4. to plunder, rob or loot
  5. to kidnap or abduct

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Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

ravir

  1. to ravish (to seize by force)
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Li homes ont ocis e li aveirs raviz
      [They] killed the men and ravished their belongings

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