reaf

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

reaf (plural reafs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of reef
    • 1834 August 2, Niles' Register, page 384:
      A large number of vessels continued to be wrecked, and a vast amount of property is lost on the Florida reafs.
    • 1891, H. A. Moriarty, Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean, Westward of Longitude 80° east, including Madagascar, page 124:
      The largest ships may pass between the outer reafs and the Black rocks.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

reaf

  1. Alternative form of reif

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *raubaz.

Noun[edit]

rēaf m or n

  1. plunder, spoil, booty
  2. raiment, garment, robe, vestment
  3. armor

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