River Liffey

River Liffey
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Location
Physical characteristics
MouthIrish Sea at Dublin Bay
Length~125 km (75 mi)

The Liffey (An Life in Irish) is a river in Ireland. It flows through the centre of Dublin. The river supplies much of Dublin's water. Major rivers that flow into the Liffey are the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac.

History of the name

The river was called An Ruirthech, meaning "fast (or strong) runner" before it was called Liffey.[1] The word Liphe (or Life) was the name of the plain (flat area of land) through which the river flowed but was later used to name the river itself.[2] It was also known as the Anna Liffey,[3] possibly because of the Irish for "River Liffey" - Abhainn na Life which sounds like "Anna Liffey" in English.[4]

Other Languages
беларуская: Ліфі
brezhoneg: Life
català: Riu Liffey
Чӑвашла: Лиффи
Cebuano: River Liffey
čeština: Liffey
Cymraeg: Afon Life
dansk: Liffey
Deutsch: Liffey
eesti: Liffey
English: River Liffey
español: Río Liffey
euskara: Liffey ibaia
فارسی: رود لیفی
français: Liffey
Frysk: Liffey
Gaeilge: An Life
Gàidhlig: An Life
galego: Río Liffey
한국어: 리피강
հայերեն: Լիֆֆի
italiano: Liffey
עברית: ליפי
ქართული: ლიფი
lietuvių: Lifėjus
lumbaart: An Life
Dorerin Naoero: Liffey (Ekaw)
Nederlands: Liffey
Nedersaksies: Liffey
日本語: リフィー川
norsk: Liffey
norsk nynorsk: Liffey
polski: Liffey
português: Rio Liffey
русский: Лиффи
slovenčina: Liffey
slovenščina: Liffey (reka)
suomi: Liffey
svenska: Liffey
Türkçe: Liffey Nehri
українська: Ліффі
中文: 利菲河