rif

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See also: RIF and Rif

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rif (third-person singular simple present rifs, present participle riffing, simple past and past participle riffed)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of RIF
    • 1991, Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges & Peter J. Frost, Reframing Organizational Culture, →ISBN, page 152:
      This sense was expressed in a story about a friend who had been laid off (riffed) in a particularly uncaring manner.
    • 2003, Byron K. Simerson & Michael D. McCormick, Fired, Laid Off, Out of a Job, →ISBN:
      If an employee is not given concrete and objective reasons for being riffed, it may be assumed the decision, "must have been discrimination" due to race, sex, age, ethnic background, or other wrongful basis.
    • 2014, Murray Farish, Inappropriate Behavior: Stories, →ISBN, page 151:
      People are being riffed at her company, too.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rif, Middle Dutch rif, ref, from Old Norse rif (literally rib), from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

rif (plural riwwe)

  1. reef

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch rif, ref, from Old Norse rif (literally rib), from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

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rif n (plural riffen, diminutive rifje n)

  1. reef: a chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water

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Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: ref, rif

Noun[edit]

rif n (plural reven, diminutive rifje n)

  1. (nautical) reef: an arrangement to reduce the area of a sail in a high wind

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

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rif n (genitive singular rifs, nominative plural rif)

  1. rib
  2. reef

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

Noun[edit]

rif n

  1. rib

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Cushitic *rif-. Cognates include Oromo rifuu.

Verb[edit]

rif

  1. to pluck, to break off

References[edit]

  • “rif” In: Abdullah Umar Mansur (1985) Qaamuska Afsoomaliga.

Welsh[edit]

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rif

  1. Soft mutation of rhif.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
rhif rif unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.