rich etymology

English word rich comes from Proto-Indo-European *rog-, Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ-, Proto-Germanic - ją, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (King, ruler.)

Detailed word origin of rich

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rog- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(o)reǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to straighten, direct
- ją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*rig Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*h₃rḗǵs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) King, ruler.
*rīgos Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rix Gaulish (cel-gau)
*rīxs Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) King.
*rīgyo- Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīgiom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīks Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) King, ruler.
rice Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Kingdom, empire. Power, authority, dominion Powerful, mighty; rich.
*rīkī Frankish (frk) Rich.
*riki Frankish (frk)
*rīki Frankish (frk)
rīce Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*ricius Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
riche Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Rich (possessing wealth).
rīċe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ryche Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rich English (eng) (obsolete) To enrich. (computing) Elaborate, having complex formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.. (informal) Ridiculous, absurd.. (informal, dated) Very amusing.. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly.. Having an intense fatty or sugary flavour.. Not faint or delicate; vivid.. Of a fuel-air [...]

Words with the same origin as rich

Descendants of *rog-
arrogance arrogant interrogate interrogation surrogate
Descendants of - ją
riches