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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English riche, ryche (also rike), from Old English rīċe (power, authority, might, dominion, rule, empire, reign), from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją (realm, power), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ- (to straighten, direct). Cognate with Scots rik, Dutch rijk, German Reich, Swedish rike, Icelandic ríki, Latin regnum. More at rich.

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NounEdit

riche (plural riches)

  1. (obsolete) A kingdom.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French riche (rich), from Old French, from riche (rich, wealthy), from Frankish *rīki (rich), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz (rich, powerful), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right). Akin to Old High German rīhhi (rich) (German reich (rich)), Old English rīċe (rich) (modern English rich). More at rich.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

riche (plural riches)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English rīċe, reinforced by Old French riche, ultimately of Germanic origin.

AdjectiveEdit

riche

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

AdjectiveEdit

riche m, f (plural riches)

  1. rich

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French riche (rich, wealthy), from Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

AdjectiveEdit

riche m, f

  1. (Jersey) rich (possessing wealth)

Derived termsEdit

  • richement (richly; wealthily; expensively)

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Gaulish *rix (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Celtic *rig (king, powerful, rich), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to straighten, direct, make right).

AdjectiveEdit

riche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular riche)

  1. rich (possessing wealth)

VenetianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

riche

  1. feminine plural of rico