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) +‎ -ke.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

rike

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

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ríki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją. Cognate to German Reich or Dutch rijk

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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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