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[rask; Danish rahsk] /ræsk; Danish rɑsk/
Rasmus Christian
[ras-muh s kris-chuh n;; Danish rahs-moo s krees-tyahn] /ˈræs məs ˈkrɪs tʃən;; Danish ˈrɑs mʊs ˈkris tyɑn/ (Show IPA),
1787–1832, Danish philologist. Unabridged
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  • Don't you know, then, what rumour says of you and poor old Miss Rask?

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • Rask's derivation of the Anglo-Saxon swilc from swa-ylc, is exceptionable.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Thus in the first edition he declines dg, dges, plural dgas, not having observed the law of vowel-change pointed out by Rask.

  • The countrymen, however, of Rask have been those who have most acted on it.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • I am forced to send Rask to the office, as I am obliged to remain on the vessel until it is unloaded.

    The Home in the Valley Emilie F. Carln
  • In Suidas we meet an application of the principle recognised by Rask, viz.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • In the evening he arrived at the house of Mr Rask, the pastor of Torfjorden, who received him with much kindness.

  • Now Rask's hypothesis has the advantage of leaving the meaning of the word reign as we find it.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • In the morning I took leave of Mr. Rask, and returned with the master of the boat to Torfjorden.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • The method in question led the late Professor Rask to a different power for the word sarus.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for Rask


/Danish rasɡ/
Rasmus Christian (ˈrasmus ˈkresdjan). 1787–1832, Danish philologist. He pioneered comparative philology with his work on Old Norse (1818)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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