adjective see Rhine

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  • Rhenish — Rhen ish, a. [L. Rhenus the Rhine. ] Of or pertaining to the river Rhine; as, Rhenish wine. n. Rhine wine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhenish — of or belonging to the Rhine (esp. of wine), late 14c., from Anglo Fr. reneis (13c.), from M.L. Rhenensis, from Rhenus (see RHINE (Cf. Rhine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhenish — [ren′ish] adj. [< L Rhenus, Rhine + ISH: replacing ME Rinische < MHG rinisch < rin, Rhine] of the Rhine or the regions around it n. Now Rare RHINE WINE …   English World dictionary

  • Rhenish — adj. & n. adj. of the Rhine and the regions adjoining it. n. wine from this area. Etymology: ME rynis, rynisch etc., f. AF reneis, OF r(a)inois f. L Rhenanus f. Rhenus Rhine * * * rhenish obs. form of renish a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhenish — /ren ish/, adj. 1. of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it. n. 2. Brit. See Rhine wine. [1325 75; < L Rhen(us) RHINE + ISH1; r. ME Rhinisch < OHG] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rhenish — 1. adjective of or relating to the river Rhine 2. noun wine from around Rhine …   Wiktionary

  • Rhenish — [ rɛnɪʃ] adjective of the river Rhine and adjacent regions. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. reneis, from a med. L. alt. of L. Rhenanus, from Rhenus Rhine …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rhenish — Rhen•ish [[t]ˈrɛn ɪʃ[/t]] adj. geg of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it • Etymology: 1610–20; < L Rhēn(us) Rhine+ ish I; r. ME Rinish, Reynesh, etc., in part < AFreneis, in part der. ofRine Rhine …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhenish — /ˈrɛnɪʃ/ (say renish), /ˈri / (say ree ) adjective of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it. {Latin, from Rhēn(us) Rhine; replacing Middle English Rinisch(e), from Middle High German} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rhenish Palatinate — • A former German electorate Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rhenish Palatinate     Rhenish Palatinate     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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