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rapiner (1212)


[ FEW: 10,68a rapina; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,482a rapiner; TL: 8,294 rapiner; DEAF:  rapine (rapiner); DMF:  rapiner; TLF:  rapiner; OED:  rapine v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The variant manuscript reading rampenanz in Ancren2 is most likely an erroneous amalgamation of rapinant and rampant, i.e. ‘rearing, raising the front paws’, see ramper.


1(of a river or current) to rush with great force or violence
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Car un pont i vit [...] Haut, tenebrous, roiste e estreit, Par souz luquel vit rapinant Un fleve a desmesure grant  17707
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  E por ço vit tant rapinant Lu fleve qui tant fu puant  17971


1zool.(of animals) ravening, rapacious, bloodthirsty
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  le rapinanz (var. (BN: s.xivin) li rampenanz) chat de enfern getast onkes la poue vers lui cruelement e ordement  202.21
rap#1  raper  rapine  ravenous  ravine#1  raviner#1  ravinier  ravir  raviser#2  ravissable  ravissance  ravissement  ravissur 
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