ríkur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ríkr, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ-

Adjective[edit]

ríkur (comparative ríkari, superlative ríkastur)

  1. rich

Declension[edit]

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Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) ríkur rík ríkt
Accusative (hvønnfall) ríkan ríka
Dative (hvørjumfall) ríkum ríkari ríkum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (ríks) (ríkar) (ríks)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) ríkir ríkar rík
Accusative (hvønnfall) ríkar
Dative (hvørjumfall) ríkum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (ríka)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ríkr, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ríkur (comparative ríkari, superlative ríkastur)

  1. rich, wealthy
    Mamma mín er rík.
    My mom is rich.
  2. powerful, strong, compelling
    Ég hef ríkar ástæður.
    I have compelling reasons.

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