rivage

[riv-ij, rahy-vij]

Origin of rivage

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to rive river1 (< Latin rīpa riverbank) + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for rivage

Historical Examples of rivage

  • O, do but thinkYou stand upon the rivage and beholdA city on the inconstant billows dancing!

  • 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

rivage

noun
  1. archaic a bank, shore, or coast

Word Origin for rivage

C14: from Old French, from rive river bank, from Latin rīpa
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