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. indefinite plural of riffel

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French rifler (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-West Germanic *rīfilōn via either Frankish *rīffilōn or Old High German riffilon (to tear by rubbing), akin to rip, ripple. Compare Old English geriflian (to wrinkle), Old Norse rifa (to tear, break).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

rifler

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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rifler m or 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.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: rifler, riffler
    • French: rifler (archaic)
    • Middle French: rafler (take violently, abruptly remove) (chiefly game term)
    • Picard: rafleu (Athois)
    • Middle French: arafler, arifler (to scratch, scrape)
  • Middle English: riflen, ryflen
  • Old French: *rifle, rufle (plundering, robbing)