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 Derby Stakes.Dernier Ressort (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Deri’ve (2 syl.)
 
means “back to its channel or source” (Latin, de rivo). The Latin rivus (a river) does not mean the stream or current, but the source whence it flows, or the channel through which it runs. As Ulpian says, “Fons sive locus per longitu’dinem depressus, quo aqua decurrat.   1
 


 Derby Stakes.Dernier Ressort (French). 

 
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