Common Lexeme

rif

Keywords: oceanography

Pronunciation (IPA): rif 
Part of Speech: term noun 
Class:  
Forms: rif 
Glosses: rif 

Description:

The term 'rif' is a homophone of the tern 'rif', 'stature'. It is borrowed from English and means 'reef', as in the structure in the ocean, but many people think it actually comes form the native word due to the tempting folk etymology.

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