[rask; Danish rahsk]


Ras·mus Chris·tian [ras-muh s kris-chuh n; Danish rahs-moo s krees-tyahn] /ˈræs məs ˈkrɪs tʃən; Danish ˈrɑs mʊs ˈkris tyɑn/, 1787–1832, Danish philologist.

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Historical Examples of rask

  • 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.

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

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • In Suidas we meet an application of the principle recognised by Rask, viz.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • (To this the above conversation of Mr. Rask probably alluded).

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

British Dictionary definitions for rask



Rasmus Christian (ˈrasmus ˈkresdjan). 1787–1832, Danish philologist. He pioneered comparative philology with his work on Old Norse (1818)
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