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Rivulet [Nov. 13th, 2007|10:27 am]
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rivulet - Definitions from Dictionary.com:
1587, from It. rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, itself a dim., from L. rivus "stream, brook," from *reiwos, lit. "that which flows," from PIE base *rei- "to flow" (cf. Skt. rinati "causes to flow," ritih "stream, course;" 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").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

Rivulet flows forth from the mouth, smooth, silky, peaceful. It brings water to beauty, and beauty to water. It is feminine and virginal, like a small stream in an undisturbed wilderness, flowing gently, caressing the rocks and moss as it slowly flows down, down from the heights of perfection. It is fluid poetry, allegoric water.


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[User Picture]From: kethar
2007-11-14 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!

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[User Picture]From: theycallme_jeff
2007-11-14 06:42 pm (UTC)
i love this word.

could you use it in a sentence though? + the correct way to pronounce it is as: RIVE-U-LIT? like RIVER? RIVE-U- LIT?

just a bit confused with that!
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[User Picture]From: kethar
2007-11-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
riv-YOU-let, short i, long u, short e. Or, I think the last e should be a short u sound, like in mutt and but, but I like it with the short e sound better.

The rivulet flowed out of the crack in the rock, down into the river.

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