- 1. A river which flows for part of its course on the surface, and part underground in caves .2. A stream interrupted over space .3. A discontinuous stream .Synonyms: (French.) rivière interrompue; (German.) periodischer Fluß ?, Karstfluß, versickernder Fluß; (Greek.) thiakekoménos potamós; (Russian.) peresihauchaj reka, syhaja reka; (Spanish.) rio sumente; (Turkish.) yer yer akan nehir; (Yugoslavian.) sus \# ica, suvaja, periodiƒka rijeka ( reka).
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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