ripe etymology

English word ripe comes from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reyǝ-, and later Latin ripa (Bank (of a river). Shore (of the sea).)

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Detailed word origin of ripe

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*(o)reyǝ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ripa Latin (lat) Bank (of a river). Shore (of the sea).
ripe English (eng) The bank of a river.