river etymology

English word river comes from Vulgar Latin *riparia, Vulgar Latin *rīpāria, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) riviere (River.)

Detailed word origin of river

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*riparia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*rīpāria Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
riviere Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) River.
rivere Anglo-Norman (xno)
rivere Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
river English (eng) (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game. (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.. A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.

Words with the same origin as river

Descendants of *riparia