rike

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rike, see below; cognate with German Reich, Swedish rike (kingdom, realm, land, empire, country).

Noun[edit]

rike (plural rikes)

  1. (historical) sovereignty, dominion, authority
    • 1820, Arthur Taylor, The Glory of Regality[1], edition Digitized, Coronations, published 2007, page 5:
      king-rike was in use amongst us so late as the reign of Elizabeth.
  2. (historical) The territory over which authority extends, a kingdom, an earldom, a diocese, district, city, and so forth.
    • 1823, Alexander Murray, David Scot editor, History of the European Languages[2], edition Digitized, A. Constable & Co., published 2007, page 480:
      RAUMARICAE and RAUGNARICH are the people of the kingdom (RIKE) of RAUMAR and RAUGNAR.
    • 1857, Edward VI (King of England), John Gough Nichols editor, Literary Remains of King Edward the Sixth[3], edition Digitized, published 2009, page 464:
      The bishop (Tunstal) of Durham was deprived of his bishop-rike.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Eye dialect spelling of like. as a result of the difficulty of pronouncing the letter 'L' in many oriental languages.

Verb[edit]

rike (third-person singular simple present rikes, present participle riking, simple past and past participle riked)

  1. (Oriental) Eye dialect spelling of like.

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Finnish[edit]

(index ri)

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the verb rikkoa (to break) +‎ -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ri‧ke
  • IPA(key): [ˈrike(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

rike

  1. (law) minor offence/offense, misdemeanor, infraction

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rike (Kotus type 48/hame, kk-k gradation)
nominative rikeˣ rikkeet
genitive rikkeen rikkeiden
rikkeitten
partitive rikettä rikkeitä
illative rikkeeseen rikkeisiin
rikkeihin
singular plural
nominative rikeˣ rikkeet
accusative nom.? rikeˣ rikkeet
gen. rikkeen
genitive rikkeen rikkeiden
rikkeitten
partitive rikettä rikkeitä
inessive rikkeessä rikkeissä
elative rikkeestä rikkeistä
illative rikkeeseen rikkeisiin
rikkeihin
adessive rikkeellä rikkeillä
ablative rikkeeltä rikkeiltä
allative rikkeelleˣ rikkeilleˣ
essive rikkeenä rikkeinä
translative rikkeeksi rikkeiksi
instructive rikkein
abessive rikkeettä rikkeittä
comitative rikkeineen

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English rīce (rule, reign, power, might, authority, empire, kingdom, nation, diocese, reign", also "strong, powerful).

Noun[edit]

rike (plural rikes)

  1. sovereignty, dominion, authority
  2. kingdom, earldom
    For al þis rike A ded knyght wald I noght strike.Seven Sages, a1425

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rike

  1. definite singular of rik
  2. plural of rik

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse ríki

Noun[edit]

rike n (definite singular riket, indefinite plural riker, definite plural rika or rikene)

  1. an empire
  2. a realm
  3. a kingdom (see also kongerike)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rike

  1. definite singular of rik
  2. plural of rik

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse ríki

Noun[edit]

rike n (definite singular riket, indefinite plural rike, definite plural rika)

  1. an empire
  2. a realm
  3. a kingdom (see also kongerike)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ríki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, from Proto-Germanic *rīks, an early borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Cognate with Dutch rijk, German Reich, or English regency (through Norman French)

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Adjective[edit]

rike

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of rik.

Noun[edit]

rike n

  1. a realm, kingdom, empire, nation
    De båda rikena skola hafwa twå gemensamma huvudmynt.
    The two kingdoms shall have two common main currencies. (Sweden and Norway, two realms united under one king, 1814-1905)
  2. a kingdom (animal, plant) of biological classification

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