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-Germanic *rīkiją (realm, power), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ- (to straighten, direct). Cognate with Scots rik, Dutch rijk, German Reich, Swedish rike, Icelandic ríki, Latin regnum. More at rich.

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Noun[edit]

riche (plural riches)

  1. (obsolete) A kingdom.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French riche (rich), from Old French, from riche (rich, wealthy), from Frankish *rīki (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (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

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Adjective[edit]

riche (plural riches)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English rīċe, reinforced by Old French riche, ultimately of Germanic origin.

Adjective[edit]

riche

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

Adjective[edit]

riche m, f (plural riches)

  1. rich

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

Adjective[edit]

riche m, f

  1. (Jersey) rich (possessing wealth)

Derived terms[edit]

  • richement (richly; wealthily; expensively)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

Adjective[edit]

riche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular riche)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

riche

  1. feminine plural of rico