riche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English riche, ryche (also rike), from Old English rīċe (power, authority, might, dominion, rule, empire, reign), from Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją (realm, power), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct).

Cognate with Scots rik, Dutch rijk, German Reich, Swedish rike, Icelandic ríki, Latin regnum. Doublet of Reich. More at rich.

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riche (plural riches)

  1. (obsolete) A kingdom.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French riche (rich), from Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Frankish *rīkī (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct, make right). Akin to Old High German rīhhi (rich) (German reich (rich)), Old English rīċe (rich) (modern English rich). More at rich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁiʃ/
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Adjective[edit]

riche (plural riches)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)
    Ses parents étant riches, il se permet de porter des vêtements à la mode
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English rīċe (powerful, mighty, great, high-ranking, rich, wealthy, strong, potent), from Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct, make right).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrit͡ʃ(ə)/, /ˈriːt͡ʃ(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

riche

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: rich
  • Yola: reeche

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Frankish *rīkī (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct, make right). Akin to Old High German rīhhi (rich) (German reich (rich)), Old English rīċe (rich) (modern English rich).

Adjective[edit]

riche m or f (plural riches)

  1. rich

Middle High German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Compare Old Saxon rīki, Dutch rijk, Old Frisian rīke, Old English rīċe, Old Norse ríkr, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (reikeis).

Adjective[edit]

rîche

  1. rich
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, itself either a substantivised *rīkijaz (rich, mighty) or a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), from *rīxs (king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Compare Old Dutch and Old Saxon rīki, Old Frisian rīke, Old English rīce, Old Norse ríki, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 (reiki).

Noun[edit]

rîche ?

  1. empire, kingdom, realm
Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. Joseph Wright, 'An Old High German Primer, Second Edition'
  2. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French riche (rich), from Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Frankish *rīkī (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct, make right). Akin to Old High German rīhhi (rich) (German reich (rich)), Old English rīċe (rich) (modern English rich).

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riche m or f

  1. (Jersey) rich (possessing wealth)

Derived terms[edit]

  • richement (richly; wealthily; expensively)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *rīkī (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct, make right). Akin to Old High German rīhhi (rich) (German reich (rich)), Old English rīċe (rich) (modern English rich).

Adjective[edit]

riche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular riche)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

riche

  1. feminine plural of rico