Other Word Forms of Rivet
Origin of Rivet
Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river (“to fetter [a person]") (12th century), from rive (“rim, edge") (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa (“riverbank"). Compare river, rival, ripuarian.
Middle English from Old French river to attach
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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