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[rahyn] /raɪn/
Joseph Banks, 1895–1980, U.S. psychologist: pioneer in parapsychology.
German Rhein. French Rhin [ran] /rɛ̃/ (Show IPA). 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. Unabridged
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  • The steam-boats on the Rhine are in general of a good description.

  • It was morning in the beautiful country where the Rhine River flows.

  • It was tried on a wire laid across the Rhine between Deutz and Cologne.

  • It is said that a boy and a girl were walking by a river that flows into the Rhine.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • Have you forgot the skirmish on the Rhine bank, when you did flash your snapphahn at me?

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British Dictionary definitions for Rhine


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
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Word Origin and History for Rhine

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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