rifar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably onomatopoeic, or perhaps from a Germanic source. Compare English raffle.[1]

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rifar (first-person singular present rifo, first-person singular preterite rifei, past participle rifado)

  1. (transitive) to rip
  2. (transitive) to draw (game)
  3. (intransitive) to argue; to quarrel; to fight
  4. (intransitive) to scold, to rebuke, to reprimand
    —Sabes que hora é? —Mamá, non me rifes...
    —Do you know what time it is? —Mom, do not scold me...
  5. (intransitive) to become enemy
    —Agora es hipster ou estás rifado co barbeiro?
    —Are you a hipster now or are you angry with the barber?

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  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. rifar.

Spanish[edit]

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rifar (first-person singular present rifo, first-person singular preterite rifé, past participle rifado)

  1. to raffle off, draw lots

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