[rav-i-shing] /ˈræv ɪ ʃɪŋ/
extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing.
[rav-ish] /ˈræv ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to fill with strong emotion, especially joy.
to seize and carry off by force.
to carry off (a woman) by force.
to rape (a woman).
delightful; lovely; entrancing
(often passive) to give great delight to; enrapture
(archaic) to carry off by force
“act of plundering,” c.1300, verbal noun from ravish (v.).
mid-14c., “ravenous;” early 15c., “enchanting;” present participle adjective from ravish (v.). The figurative notion is of “carrying off from earth to heaven.” Related: Ravishingly.
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.
[rav-ish-muh nt] /ˈræv ɪʃ mənt/ noun 1. rapture or ecstasy. 2. violent removal. 3. the forcible abduction of a woman. 4. 1 (def 1). n. 1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).
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