rhine


rhine

noun

  1. Joseph Banks,1895–1980, U.S. psychologist: pioneer in parapsychology.
  2. German Rhein. French Rhin [ran] /rɛ̃/. Dutch Rijn. a river flowing from SE Switzerland through Germany and the Netherlands into the North Sea: branches off into the Waal, Lek, and IJssel in its lower course. 820 miles (1320 km) long.

noun

  1. a river in central and W Europe, rising in SE Switzerland: flows through Lake Constance north through W Germany and west through the Netherlands to the North Sea. Length: about 1320 km (820 miles)Dutch name: Rijn French name: Rhin (rɛ̃) German name: Rhein

principal river in western Germany, from German Rhein, from Middle High German Rin, ultimately from Gaulish Renos, literally “that which flows,” from PIE root *reie- “to move, flow, run” (cf. Sanskrit rinati “causes to flow,” ritih “stream, course;” Latin rivus “stream;” Old Church Slavonic reka “river;” Middle Irish rian “river, way;” Gothic rinnan “run, flow,” rinno “brook;” Middle Low German ride “brook;” Old English riþ “stream;” Old English rinnan, Old Norse rinna “to run,” Dutch ril “running stream”). The spelling with -h- (cf. Latin Rhenus; French Rhin) is from influence of the Greek form of the name, Rhenos.

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