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Yes. The word reif is a Scrabble US word. The word reif is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word reif is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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You can make 19 words from 'reif' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'reif'

FIER 7FIRE 7
REFI 7REIF 7
RIFE 7 

3 letters words from 'reif'

ERF 6FER 6
FIE 6FIR 6
IRE 3REF 6
REI 3RIF 6

2 letters words from 'reif'

EF 5ER 2
FE 5IF 5
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of reif

reif erif rief iref eirf ierf refi erfi rfei frei efri feri rife irfe rfie frie ifre fire eifr iefr efir feir ifer fier

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word reif. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in reif.

Definitions and meaning of reif

reif

Alternative forms

  • rief

Etymology

From Middle English ref, reaf, reif, from Old English rēaf (plunder, spoil, booty, raiment, garment, robe, vestment, armor), from Proto-West Germanic *raub, from Proto-Germanic *raubą, *raubaz (rape, robbery), from Proto-Indo-European *Hrewp- (to rip, tear).

Cognate with Scots reif, rief (robbery, depredation, spoliation), Saterland Frisian roowje (loot, rob), Dutch roof (spoil, booty, robbery), German Raub (robbery, spoils, plunder). See also reave, robe.

Noun

reif (uncountable)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) Robbery.
    • c. 1524,, a letter, recorded in The History of Scotland (John Hill Burton, 1873), volume 3, page 109:
      The opposition, which, as we shall see, was headed by Archbishop Beaton, protested against the "daily slaughters, murders, reifs, thefts, depredations, and heavy attemptates, that are daily and hourly committed within this realm in fault of justice."
    • c. 1577–1587, Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles:
      [] meaning to live by reif of other mennes goodes, wherein they have no manner of propertie.
    • 1814, Walter Scott, Waverley:
      [] the lawless thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands, had been in fellowship together by reason of their surnames for the committing of divers thefts, reifs, and herships.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:reif.

References

  • reif in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • -fier, FIRE, Fier, Frie, fier, fire, refi, rief, rife

German

Etymology

From Old High German rīfi, akin to Old Saxon rīpi (Modern Dutch rijp).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁaɪ̯f/

Adjective

reif (comparative reifer, superlative am reifsten)

  1. ripe
  2. mature

Declension

Antonyms

  • unreif

Related terms

  • Reife

Further reading

  • “reif” in Duden online
  • “reif” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Friedrich Kluge (1883) , “reif”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Icelandic

Verb

reif

  1. first-person singular past indicative of rífa
  2. third-person singular past indicative of rífa

Luxembourgish

Verb

reif

  1. second-person singular imperative of reiwen

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • reaf, ræf, ref, reve, raf, ræve, rave, reafe

Etymology

From Old English rēaf, from Proto-West Germanic *raub, from Proto-Germanic *raubaz, *raubą, *raubō. Doublet of robe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛːf/, /rɛːv/

Noun

reif (plural reves)

  1. A piece of clothing or gear, especially priestly.
  2. (rare) pillaging, looting; intense destruction.
  3. (rare) loot, spoils; the fruit of success.
  4. (rare) destructiveness; the quality of being damaging.

Descendants

  • English: reif, reaf, rief
  • Scots: reif, rief, reiff, refe, ref

References

  • “rēf, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-17.
  • “rēf, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-17.

Scots

Alternative forms

  • rief, reiff, refe, ref

Etymology

From Middle English reif, from Old English rēaf, from Proto-West Germanic *raub, from Proto-Germanic *raubaz.

Noun

reif

  1. robbery
    • 1809, The Sang of the Outlaw Murray, in Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Historical ballads (Walter Scott), page 18:
      The man that wons yon Foreste intill,
      He lives by reif and felonie !

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  • REIDENTIFY, to identify again.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)