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English word rice comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ὄρυζον, Latin ridere, Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreys-, and later Latin risus (Laughter, laughing. Mockery, jest.).

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Rice detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὄρυζον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ridere Latin (lat)
*(s)kreys- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ὄρυζα Byzantine Greek (gkm)
risus Latin (lat) Laughter, laughing. Mockery, jest.
*hrīsą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bush. Twig; sprig.
risi Italian (ita) First-person singular past historic of ridere.
oryza Latin (lat) (Late Latin) rice.
hrīs Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hris Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (in the plural, collectively) brushwood; shrubbery. Twig; branch.
riso Old Italian (it-oit)
riso Italian (ita) Laughter, laugh Rice.
ris Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
rys Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rice English (eng) (computing, transitive) To customize the user interface of a computer system, e.g. a desktop environment.. (intransitive) To harvest wild rice (Zizania sp.). (rare) To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding).. (transitive) To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces (especially potatoes). (countable) A specific variety of this plant.. (uncountable) Cereal plants, [...]

Words with the same origin as rice

Descendants of ὄρυζον
rise rose
Descendants of ridere
ridicule ridiculous