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rihhi

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Old High GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, a derivative of *rīks (king, ruler), itself a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Compare Old Saxon rīki, Dutch rijk, Old Frisian rīke, Old English rīċe, Old Norse ríkr, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (reikeis).

AdjectiveEdit

rīhhi

  1. rich
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, itself either a substantivised *rīkijaz (rich, mighty) or a borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), from *rīxs (king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Compare Old Dutch and Old Saxon rīki, Old Frisian rīke, Old English rīce, Old Norse ríki, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 (reiki).

NounEdit

rīhhi n

  1. empire, kingdom, realm

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Joseph Wright, 'An Old High German Primer, Second Edition'
  2. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014