RAVEN, n. ra'ven. [Heb. from its color. But this may be L. corvus, rapio.]A large fowl of a black color, of the genus Corvus.
RAVEN, v.t. rav'n.1. To devour with great eagerness; to eat with voracity.Our natures do pursue, like rats that raven down their proper bane, a thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die.Like a roaring lion, ravening the prey. Ezek. 22.2. To obtain by violence.
RAVEN, v.i. rav'n. To prey with rapacity.Benjamin shall raven as a wolf. Gen 49.
RAVEN, n. rav'n.1. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence. Nah. 2.2. Rapine; rapacity.
RA'VEN, n.1 [ra'vn; Sax. hræfn, hrefn or ræfn; G. rabe; D. raaf; Qu. Heb. ערב, from its color. But this maybe L. corvus. The Saxon orthography would indicate that this fowl is named from pilfering; hreafian, reafian, to plunder, to rob, L. rapio.]
A large fowl of a black color, of the genus Corvus. – Encyc.
RAV'EN, n.2 [ra'vn.]
- Prey; plunder; food obtained by vice fence. – Nah. ii.
- Rapine; rapacity. – Ray.
RAV'EN, v.i. [rav'n.]
To prey with rapacity.
Benjamin shall raven as a wolf. – Gen. xlix.
RAV'EN, v.t. [rav'n; G. rauben; Dan. röver; Sw. roffa, rofva, to rob; Sax. reafian, hreafian. But it is more nearly allied to رَفً raffa, to eat much, to pluck off in feeding. Class Rb, No. 12. See No. 18, 19, 34.]
- To devour with great eagerness; to eat with voracity.
Our natures do pursue, / Like rats that raven down their proper bane, / A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die. – Shak.
Like a roaring lion ravening the prey. – Ezek. xxii.
- To obtain by violence.
- A large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to
the crow, but larger. It is native of the northern parts of Europe,
Asia, and America, and is noted for its sagacity.
- Of the color of the
raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven
- Rapine; rapacity.
- To obtain or seize by violence.
- To prey with
rapacity] to be greedy; to show rapacity.
- Prey; plunder; food obtained by
- To devour with great eagerness.