See also: Reich and -reich

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁaɪ̯ç/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯ç
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German rīche, from Old High German rīhhi (rich, mighty), from Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (compare Irish ).[1] All from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to rule), from which Latin rēx is derived. See also German Reich.

Cognates include Danish rig, Dutch rijk, English rich, Icelandic ríkur Swedish rik and Plautdietsch rikj.

AdjectiveEdit

reich (strong nominative masculine singular reicher, comparative reicher, superlative am reichsten)

  1. rich
    Antonym: arm
    Sie ist sehr reich.She’s very rich.
    Es ist reich an Ballaststoffen.It’s rich in fiber.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

reich

  1. singular imperative of reichen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) A Handbook of Germanic etymology, Leiden & Boston: Brill, page 305

Further readingEdit

  • reich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • reich” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • reich” in Duden online