rifler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rifle +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

rifler (plural riflers)

  1. One who rifles; a robber.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rifler c

  1. plural indefinite of riffel

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Old French rifler (to scrape, scratch), from Middle High German riffeln (to scratch, heckle (flax)), from Old High German riffilon (to tear by rubbing), akin to rip, ripple. Compare Old English geriflian (to wrinkle), Old Norse rifa (to tear, break).

Verb[edit]

rifler

  1. (archaic) to flay
  2. (archaic) to rub

Conjugation[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rifler m, f

  1. indefinite plural of rifle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

rifler f

  1. indefinite plural of rifle

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *rīffilōn (to scrape, scratch, tear), from Proto-Germanic *rīfilōną (to scrape, scratch, graze). Alternatively borrowed from Old High German riffilōn of the same origin.

Verb[edit]

rifler

  1. to scrape off, tear off, flay
  2. to plane, shave
  3. to plunder, despoil

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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