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Old Apr 26, 2005, 2:48pm   #1
River Rat
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
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Derived from the Latin verb rapere 'to snatch away hastily; carry off by force'.

The English word did indeed originally have the same meaning. It still can be used in the sense of seizing or plundering.
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