riva

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See also: Riva, ríva, and rivâ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Icelandic rifa?”)

Noun[edit]

riva

  1. A rift or cleft.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

riva

  1. third-person singular past historic of river

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ripa (dated, regional, or literary)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rīpa, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to tear, cut). Doublet of ripa.

Noun[edit]

riva f (plural rive)

  1. bank, shore

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rīvā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of rīvō

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

riva m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of rive

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

riva f

  1. definite singular of rive

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rífa, hrífa.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • rive (e and split infinitives)

Verb[edit]

riva (present tense riv, past tense reiv, supine rive, past participle riven, present participle rivande, imperative riv)

  1. to tear
    Ho reiv opp konvolutten.
    She tore the envelope open.
  2. to grate
    Riv litt ost på toppen.
    Grate some cheese on top.
  3. to demolish
    Me skal riva dette huset.
    We are going to demolish this house.

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rífa, from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną.

Verb[edit]

riva

  1. to tear, rend
  2. to devour
  3. to plunder

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Descendants[edit]

  • Swedish: riva

Rapa Nui[edit]

Adjective[edit]

riva

  1. good

Scanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hrífa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

riva f

  1. a rake

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Latin ripa (bank, shore, coast).

Noun[edit]

riva f (Cyrillic spelling рива)

  1. bank, shore

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish rīva, from Old Norse rífa, from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

riva (present river, preterite rev, supine rivit, imperative riv)

  1. to tear, to rip
  2. to grate
  3. to scratch, especially as hard as to make marks
  4. to destruct (a building)

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English river.

Noun[edit]

riva

  1. river