Rhein

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German Rīn, from Old High German Rīn, from Proto-West Germanic *Rīn, from Proto-Germanic *Rīnaz, from Gaulish Rēnos, from Proto-Celtic *rēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reyH- (to flow).

The spelling with Rh- after Latin Rhenus, itself possibly a Hellenizing form.

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Proper noun[edit]

der Rhein m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Rheins or des Rheines)

  1. Rhine (a major river in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands, emptying into the North Sea)
    Meronyms: Alpenrhein, Hochrhein, Oberrhein, Mittelrhein, Niederrhein, Deltarhein

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Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: Рейн (Rejn)

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