- Joseph Banks,1895–1980, U.S. psychologist: pioneer in parapsychology.
- German Rhein. French Rhin [ran] /rɛ̃/. 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.
Related Words for rhineGewurztraminer, Liebfraumilch, Moselle, Orvieto, Rhine, Riesling, chablis, chardonnay
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Contemporary Examples of rhine
He never saw the Rhine, or Bonn—or, indeed, Eleonore von Breuning—again.
He would certainly have taken a last look at the Rhine, expecting to see it again in six months or a year.
In October 1792 the French Revolutionary Army invaded German territory and marched towards the Rhine.
On the fourth night the group broke out and swam 400 yards across the Rhine.The Perfect Telegraph Obituary
December 5, 2012
As Twain says of an anthology of Rhine legends he discovers in Hamburg, “this little book fed me in a very hungry place.”What Made Twain Famous
April 20, 2010
Historical Examples of rhine
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.Opera Stories from Wagner
It was tried on a wire laid across the Rhine between Deutz and Cologne.Heroes of the Telegraph
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?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- 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
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.