Joseph Banks, 1895–1980, U.S. psychologist: pioneer in parapsychology.
German Rhein. French Rhin [ran] /rɛ̃/ (Show IPA). 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.
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
principal river in western Germany, from Ger. Rhein, from M.H.G. Rin, ult. from Gaulish Renos, lit. "that which flows," from PIE base *reie- "to move, flow, run" (cf. Skt. rinati "causes to flow," ritih "stream, course;" L. rivus "stream;" O.C.S. reka "river;" M.Ir. rian "river, way;" Goth. rinnan "run, flow," rinno "brook;" M.L.G. ride "brook;" O.E. riþ "stream;" O.E. rinnan, O.N. rinna "to run," Du. ril "running stream"). The spelling with -h- (cf. L. Rhenus; Fr. Rhin) is from infl. of Gk. form of the name, Rhenos.