riken

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Romanization[edit]

riken

  1. rōmaji reading of りけん

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ríkja (to reign), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaną (to be mighty, rule), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (chief, king). Cognate with Old High German rīhhen (to make rich). Related to Old English rīcsian (to bear rule, reign, govern, tyrannize, dominate, prevail). More at rix.

Verb[edit]

riken(third-person singular simple present riketh, present participle rikende, simple past and past participle riked)

  1. to reign, rule
    Þat god riked, in genge sai yhe.Psalter, 1400.

Related terms[edit]

  • rike Sovereignty, dominion, authority; kingdom

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

riken

  1. indefinite plural of rike