[ rask; Danish rahsk ]

  1. Ras·mus Chris·tian [ras-muhs kris-chuhn; Danish rahs-moos krees-tyahn], /ˈræs məs ˈkrɪs tʃən; Danish ˈrɑs mʊs ˈkris tyɑn/, 1787–1832, Danish philologist.

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How to use Rask in a sentence

  • Rask borrowed the original transcripts which Thorkelin had brought from the British Museum, and copied and corrected them.

    The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for Rask


/ (Danish rasɡ) /

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

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