Rhine proper n

OHG ri, to go, to flow + Gaulish element (r)enos, water, that which flows.

  1. Chief river in Germany; Western Europe waterway with its source in the Alps; river of love.
  2. Wine; sweet drink from grapes; [fig.] perfume of flowers; nectar of spring blossoms.
  3. Spirit; breath of life; [fig.] joy; inspiration; spirituality; vitality; divine nature; Holy Spirit; gift of the Holy Ghost; fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22).
  4. Blood ; [fig.] soul; vital force.