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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Noun[edit]

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.