rif etymology

Dutch word rif comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rebʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *rebh-, and later Proto-Germanic *ribją ((anatomy) rib. Reef.)

Detailed word origin of rif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁rebʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rebh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) rib, arch, ceiling, cover
*ribją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) rib. Reef.
rif Old Norse (non)
rif Middle Dutch (dum)
rif Dutch (nld) (nautical) reef: an arrangement to reduce the area of a sail in a high wind Reef: a chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water.

Words with the same origin as rif

Descendants of *h₁rebʰ-
koraalrif kruisribgewelf middenrif rib ribbe ribbenboog ribbenkast ribfluweel rifhaai