Origin: ModL < Gr rhaphē, seam < rhaptein, to stitch together < IE *werp-, *wrep-, to turn, twist > rhapsody
See raphe in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also rha·phenoun pl. ra·phae also rha·phae (-fēˌ)
Origin: New Latin
Origin: , from Greek rhaphē, seam, suture
Origin: , from rhaptein, to sew; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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