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German Rhein. French Rhin [ran] . 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.
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Rhine (raɪn)
Dutch name: Rijn, French name: Rhin, German name: Rhein 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)

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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.
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