Ravish



[rav-ish] /ˈræv ɪʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to fill with strong emotion, especially joy.
2.
to seize and carry off by force.
3.
to carry off (a woman) by force.
4.
to rape (a woman).
/ˈrævɪʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often passive) to give great delight to; enrapture
2.
to rape
3.
(archaic) to carry off by force
v.

c.1300, “to seize (someone) by violence, carry (a person, especially a woman) away,” from Old French raviss-, present participle stem of ravir “to seize, take away hastily,” from Vulgar Latin *rapire, from Latin rapere “to seize and carry off, carry away suddenly, hurry away” (see rapid). Meaning “to commit rape upon” is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Ravished; ravishing.

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