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Connecticut: River and State. An Indian name derived from Quonoktacut, meaning, according to some authorities, "a river whose water is driven in waves by tides or winds." Haines says, "land on the long tidal river." Other interpretations are, "on long river," "long river," and "the long, or without-end river." It was called by the Dutch Versche River, "Fresh River."