rif

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See also: RIF and Rif

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rif. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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rif (plural riwwe)

  1. reef

Dutch[edit]

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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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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]

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

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rif n

  1. rib

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Welsh[edit]

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rif

  1. Soft mutation of rhif.