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  • IPA(key): /rɛi̯k/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯k

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch rike, rijc, from Old Dutch *rīki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (mighty), from *rīks, from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king).


rijk (comparative rijker, superlative rijkst)

  1. rich
  2. wealthy
  3. abundant
Inflection of rijk
uninflected rijk
inflected rijke
comparative rijker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial rijk rijker het rijkst
het rijkste
indefinite m./f. sing. rijke rijkere rijkste
n. sing. rijk rijker rijkste
plural rijke rijkere rijkste
definite rijke rijkere rijkste
partitive rijks rijkers
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch rike, from Old Dutch rīki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją (realm), from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), from *rīxs (king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king).


rijk n (plural rijken, diminutive rijkje n)

  1. realm, kingdom
  2. empire
  3. state
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