rape etymology

English word rape comes from Frankish *raspon, Proto-Indo-European *reyp-, Frankish *hraspōn (To grate, scrape.)

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Detailed word origin of rape

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*raspon Frankish (frk)
*reyp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hraspōn Frankish (frk) To grate, scrape.
*roypnós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
raspāre Malayalam (mal)
*raspo Latin (lat) I grate, scrape.
*raipa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
rāp Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rap Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Rope.
rasper Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To grate, scratch.
rope Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rape English (eng) (obsolete) Fruit plucked in a bunch.. A filter containing the stalks and husks of grapes, used for clarifying wine, vinegar, etc.. The stalks and husks of grapes from which the must has been expressed in winemaking.

Words with the same origin as rape

Descendants of *raspon
rope
Descendants of *reyp-
reef riff