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[riv-ij, rahy-vij] /ˈrɪv ɪdʒ, ˈraɪ vɪdʒ/
noun, Archaic.
a bank, shore, or coast.
Origin of rivage
1250-1300; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to rive river1 (< Latin rīpa riverbank) + -age -age Unabridged
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  • O, do but thinkYou stand upon the rivage and beholdA city on the inconstant billows dancing!

    Lyra Heroica Various
  • They rode three days, and then they came to a rivage, where they found the ship whereof the tale speaketh tofore.

British Dictionary definitions for rivage


(archaic) a bank, shore, or coast
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from rive river bank, from Latin rīpa
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