From Old French riviere, from Vulgar Latin *rīpāria (“riverbank, seashore, river”), from the feminine of Latin rīpārius (“of a riverbank”), from rīpa (“river bank”), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (“to scratch, tear, cut”).
rivière f (plural rivières)
- A river (a river that flows into another river. A river that flows into an ocean or sea is called a fleuve).
See also 
- fleuve m