Origin of English word RIO GRANDE

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Spanish rio is a river.  Less familiar is Spanish arroyo (sstream).

 These have the music and meaning to be a reversal of   יאור YiOaWR (river) in Genesis 41: 1 (used for the Nile River).

But securalists and Eurocentrists  would not like the Nile on the Texas-Mexico border, the Rio Grande river. They could argue that rio is a “lazy,” corruption of rivus, one of a few Latin river words.  But, such  RV words are traced to Latin ripa (a bank cut out by a river),  which should derive from טרף   DTeReF (to TEAR or RIP – Genesis 37:33). There are also R-PH and PH-R Edenic etymons at entries like PORE and TROPHY that speak to RIFTS and various forms of digging --    חפרה K[H]aPHiRaH. So, the proposed Indo-European “root” of river is rei- 1 (to scratch, tear, cut). The meaning of the Indo-European “root” may be tied to other alleged cognates, but the R-vowel sound of the reconstructed root of RIVER supports rio rather than river.  Two entries later in the AHD, the IE “root” rei – 3 means to flow, run.


In a good “Branches” section there should be international data that refutes the older, chauvinistic Indo-Aryan theories. Other Latinate languages do not favor Latin rivas.  Like Portuguese rio, the Rumanian river is riu.  On the other hand, Dutch river is rivier, and Dutch is Germanic, not from Latin.  The Telegu (from Sanskrit) river is ere. Chinese rui means a joint of rivers, and should be another reversal of YiOWR. In Cherokee, a stream uweyu (typically reversed).  Other rivers are at “INNERT” and NIAGRA.

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