reich

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See also: Reich and -reich

German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German rīche, from Old High German rīhhi(rich, mighty), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks(king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (compare Irish )[1] All from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ-(to rule) from which Latin rēx is derived. See also Reich.

Cognates include Danish rig, Dutch rijk, English rich, Icelandic ríkur and Swedish rik.

Adjective[edit]

reich ‎(comparative reicher, superlative am reichsten)

  1. rich
    Sie ist sehr reich.‎ ― She’s very rich.
    Es ist reich an Ballaststoffen.‎ ― It’s rich in fiber.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From reichen.

Verb[edit]

reich

  1. Imperative singular of reichen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) A Handbook of Germanic etymology, Leiden & Boston: Brill, page 305

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