Richard

See also: Richárd and richard

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Rycharde, from Old French Richard, from Medieval Latin Richardus and Ricohardus, from Frankish *Rīkahard, from Proto-Germanic *Rīkaharduz, a construction of *rīks (king, ruler) +‎ *harduz (hard, brave). Cognate with Old High German Rīcohard (Richard). A hypothetical Old English equivalent *Rī‌ċheard would also yield an identical "Richard" in Modern English, though it is unknown if the Old English equivalent existed.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard (plural Richards)

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
    • ~1593 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene II:
      What! do I fear myself? there's no one else by; / Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.
    • 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 212:
      But we have known Williams and Richards, names not found in sacred story, but familiar to our country, prove as gracious saints as any Safe deliverance, Fight the good fight of faith, or such like,
    • 1985, William Wharton, Pride, →ISBN, page 97:
      I'd love to live in our castle. First I'd change my name from Dickie to Richard. That's my real name and it's a good king name. I don't like being called Dickie anyway, and I don't want to be Dick Junior either because everybody starts calling you Junior. What I'd like to be called is Rich but I don't know how to start people doing it.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname, from given names​.
    Martin Richard, the youngest of three people killed by explosions at the Boston Marathon in 2013

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diminutives
surnames

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Richard, from Middle English Rycharde, from Old French Richard, from Medieval Latin Richardus and Ricohardus, from Frankish *Rīkahard, from Proto-Germanic *Rīkaharduz, a construction of *rīks (king, ruler) +‎ *harduz (hard, brave).

Proper nounEdit

Richard

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Richard.


CzechEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Czech Republic) IPA(key): [ˈrɪxart]

Proper nounEdit

Richard m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard

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DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Richard m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard
  2. A patronymic surname​.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Germany) IPA(key): /ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t/
  • (Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /ˈrɪçart/
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Proper nounEdit

Richard

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard

  1. A male given name, the usual modern form of Rikard.

OccitanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard m (Limousin)

  1. A male given name.

Further readingEdit

  • Yves Lavalade, Dictionnaire d'usage occitan/français - Limousin, Marche, Périgord, Institut d'Estudis Occitans dau Lemosin, 2010, →ISBN; page 496

SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard m (genitive Richarda, nominative plural Richardovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Richard

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Further readingEdit

  • Richard in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Richard c (genitive Richards)

  1. A male given name, an English and French type variant of Rikard.

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 17 105 males with the given name Richard (compared to 10 124 named Rikard and 22 341 named Rickard) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.