Rhodanian

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The Rhône river flowing through Nattages (now Parves-et-Nattages), France

Etymology[edit]

An adaptation of the French rhodanien, Rhodanien with the suffix -ian.

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Rhodanian (not comparable)

  1. Of, or aboriginal to, the Rhône valley.
    • 2011, Sara B. Pritchard, “Imagining the Nation’s River”, in Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône, Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 66:
      As an article in Paris match put it, Donzère-Mondragon [Dam] enabled the "return to old sources [of energy] in order to forge the future," and other journalists emphasized that the CNR's [Compagnie Nationale du Rhône's] "development plan" would "safeguard Rhodanian partimony" for "future generations" and continue to allow traditional activities such as fishing.
    • Ibidem, “A New Modern”, page 224:
      Some fishers opposed Brégnier-Cordon because it would destroy several lônes, a specifically Rhodanian term for the small, temporary islands created by the river’s meanders that created especially rich fish habitat.

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Rhodanian (plural Rhodanians)

  1. An inhabitant of the Rhône valley.
    • 2011, Sara B. Pritchard, “Envisioning a New Rhône”, in Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône, Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 66:
      [Léon Perrier's] regional statism crystallized [] the decades-old conflicts among constituencies in the Rhône valley, and between Parisians and Rhodanians.
    • Ibidem, “Rethinking the Nation”, page 179:
      [S]ome communities along the lower Rhône complained that the BRL’s project allowed inland residents to receive “their” water, a grievance that echoed Rhodanians’ objections in the late nineteenth century, when Parisians and northern industrialists had sought access to Rhône-produced electricity.

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