reve

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See also: revé, rêve, rêvé, and revê

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French rêver.

Verb[edit]

reve

  1. dream

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English rēfa, from ġerēfa, potentially from Proto-Germanic *grēfijô.

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Noun[edit]

reve (plural reves or reven)

  1. A reeve or bailiff (a local official); an administrator.
    • 14thC, Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Reves Tale, 1915, The College Chaucer, page 94,
      Ne at this tale I saugh no man hym greve, / But it were oonly Osewold the Reve;
  2. An administrator of an estate or manor; a manager or steward.
  3. (Christianity) A subordinate or deputy of God.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: reeve
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English rēafian.

Verb[edit]

reve

  1. Alternative form of reven

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English rēaf.

Noun[edit]

reve

  1. Alternative form of reif

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French rueve, ultimately from Latin rogō (I ask; I demand)[1].

Noun[edit]

reve f (plural reves)

  1. a taxation on imports and exports

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “rogāre”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 100, page 445
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (reve)
  • reve on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun rev

Verb[edit]

reve (imperative rev, present tense rever, passive reves, simple past reva or revet or revde, past participle reva or revet or revd, present participle revende)

  1. (nautical) to reef (a sail)
    • "Rev seilene, rev seilene!", skrek kapteinen. [1]

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