rijk

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch rike, rijc, from Old Dutch *rīki, from Frankish *rīki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (mighty), from *rīks, from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Cognates include Low German rik, West Frisian ryk, German reich, English rich, Danish rig, Swedish rik, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (reikeis). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin rēx.

Adjective[edit]

rijk (comparative rijker, superlative rijkst)

  1. rich
  2. wealthy
  3. abundant
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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). Cognates include West Frisian ryk, German Reich, obsolete English riche, Danish rige, Swedish rike, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 (reiki). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin rēx.

Noun[edit]

rijk n (plural rijken, diminutive rijkje n)

  1. realm, kingdom
  2. empire
  3. state
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