rice

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English[edit]

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Unpolished rice (grains of Oryza sativa)
A pork and rice dish in Hanoi, Vietnam

Etymology[edit]

Middle English rys, from Old French ris, from Old Italian riso, risi, from Byzantine Greek ὄρυζα ‎(óruza), ὄρυζον ‎(óruzon); see there for more.

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rice ‎(plural rices)

  1. (uncountable) Cereal plants, Oryza sativa of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  2. A specific variety of this plant.
  3. (uncountable) The seeds of this plant used as food.

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Verb[edit]

rice ‎(third-person singular simple present rices, present participle ricing, simple past and past participle riced)

  1. To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces.
  2. To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding).
  3. To belittle a government emissary or similar on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state.
  4. To harvest wild rice Zinzania sp.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

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rice

  1. third-person plural present of ricaś

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz ‎(mighty), *rīkiją ‎(authority), from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom ‎(kingdom), from *rīxs ‎(king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs ‎(king). Cognates include Old Saxon rīki, Dutch rijk, Old High German rīhhi (German Reich, reich), Old Norse ríki noun, ríkr adj (Swedish rike noun, rik adj), Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 ‎(reiki) noun, 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 ‎(reikeis) adj. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin rex.

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rīċe n

  1. power, authority, dominion
  2. kingdom, empire
    • Cotton MS Tiberus B.i, Maxims II
      Cyning sceal rice healdan.
      Ceastra beoð feorran gesyne [...]
      The king shall hold a kingdom.
      Cities will be seen from afar [...]

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rīċe

  1. powerful, mighty; rich

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Old French[edit]

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rice m, f

  1. (Picardy) Alternative form of riche

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rice

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of rizar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of rizar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of rizar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of rizar.