raven etymology

Middle English word raven comes from Latin crescendum, Latin rumpere, Proto-Indo-European *(a)rēy-, Proto-Germanic *rē-, Old Norse ráfa, and later Proto-Indo-European *Hréwpt (To break.)

Detailed word origin of raven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crescendum Latin (lat)
rumpere Latin (lat)
*(a)rēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to regulate, count, to customise, regulate, order, count, add
*rē- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ráfa Old Norse (non)
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*Hrewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to break
*ḱorh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*Hréwpt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To break.
*rēswaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To counsel, deliberate.
*hrabnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Raven.
*reufaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To tear.
*rāswan Frankish (frk) To conjecture, guess. To consider.
hræfn Old English (ang) Raven.
*raubą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
rēofan Old English (ang)
resver Old French (fro) To hallucinate; to be delirious. To wander about.
*raubōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To rob, steal, plunder.
raver Old French (fro)
reafian Old English (ang) To plunder. To reave. To rob.
rēafian Old English (ang)
reven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as raven

Descendants of *(a)rēy-
rauen remen rimen