reven etymology

Middle English word reven comes from Proto-Indo-European *reup, Latin crescendum, and later Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (Raven.)

Detailed word origin of reven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*reup Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
crescendum Latin (lat)
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱorh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hrabnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Raven.
rumpere Latin (lat)
*Hrewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*Hréwpt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To break.
*rumpō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Break, burst, tear.
hræfn Old English (ang) Raven.
*reufaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To tear.
*raubą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
rēofan Old English (ang)
*raubōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To rob, steal, plunder.
rēafian Old English (ang)
reafian Old English (ang) To plunder. To reave. To rob.
raven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as reven

Descendants of *reup
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