Where does the word “arrive” originate and What does it mean?

If we were to use the word “arrive” only with regard to its source and original sense we would use it exclusively when the destination was reached by water.

That was the usual application until about four centuries ago.

The source was the Latin ad, to, and ripa, land or shore. Its meaning was “to come to the shore; to reach land.”

where does the word arrive originate and what does it mean
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