This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

An early borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*rīks m

  1. king, ruler

Inflection edit

consonant stemDeclension of *rīks (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *rīks *rīkiz
vocative *rīk *rīkiz
accusative *rīkų *rīkunz
genitive *rīkiz *rīkǫ̂
dative *rīki *rīkumaz
instrumental *rīkē *rīkumiz

Derived terms edit

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Descendants edit

This word is attested only in compounds in all daughter languages except Gothic, where it was still used as a noun.