ravineux


ravineux
ravineux, euse [ʀavinø, øz] adj.
ÉTYM. 1842; de ravine.
Rare. Creusé par des ravins. || Terrain ravineux.

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  • ravineux — ravineux, euse (ra vi neû, neû z ) adj. Se dit d un terrain coupé de ravins, creusé par les torrents. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ravine. Ravineux existait dans l ancienne langue, mais avec le sens d impétueux, rapide …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ravine — [ ravin ] n. f. • ravine de terre « avalanche » 1388; raveine 1120; lat. rapina → rapine 1 ♦ Vx Torrent. 2 ♦ (XVIe) Petit ravin; lit encaissé d un ruisseau, d un torrent. « c était une ravine affaissée, usée par le vent et par l eau » (Le Clézio) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ravenous — rav|e|nous [ˈrævənəs] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: ravineux, from Latin rapere; RAPE1] very hungry →↑starving ▪ I m absolutely ravenous. ▪ a ravenous appetite >ravenously adv ▪ I was ravenously hungry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ravenous — [15] Ravenous was borrowed from Old French ravineux, a derivative of the verb raviner ‘seize by force’ (source of English raven, which nowadays appears mainly in its present participial form ravening). This came from Latin rapere ‘seize by force’ …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • ravenous — [15] Ravenous was borrowed from Old French ravineux, a derivative of the verb raviner ‘seize by force’ (source of English raven, which nowadays appears mainly in its present participial form ravening). This came from Latin rapere ‘seize by force’ …   Word origins


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