river etymology

Middle English word river comes from Latin riparius (That inhabits the banks of rivers; riparian.)

Detailed word origin of river

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
riparius Latin (lat) That inhabits the banks of rivers; riparian.
*riparia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*rīpāria Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
riviere Old French (fro) River.
rivere Anglo-Norman (xno)
rivere Middle English (enm)