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Definition of Raven

Raven

  1. A large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to the crow, but larger. It is native of the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America, and is noted for its sagacity.
  2. Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.
  3. Rapine; rapacity.
  4. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
  5. To obtain or seize by violence.
  6. To devour with great eagerness.
  7. To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.

Raven Quotations

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.
Juvenal

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
Maurice Ravel

My first job was when I was eight. I did this opera, which was a Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, called 'White Raven.' That was a very confusing and trippy creation tale, and I was a kid who brought up the sun and rotated the earth. It was very empowering.
Ezra Miller

At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point.
John Astin
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Raven Translations

raven in Dutch is raaf
raven in French is corbeau
raven in German is Rabe
raven in Italian is corvo
raven in Portuguese is corvo
raven in Spanish is cuervo
raven in Swedish is korp