rich etymology

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

Detailed word origin of rich

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rog- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rowgi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(o)reǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to straighten, direct
*rewg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-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)
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*rīgiom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
rīec Scots (sco)
rīec Old English (ang)
*rīkijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Kingly, royal, noble. Mighty, powerful. Rich.
*rīkī Frankish (frk) Rich.
*riki Frankish (frk)
*rīki Frankish (frk)
*ricius Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
riche Old French (fro) Rich (possessing wealth).
rīċe Old English (ang)
rich Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as rich

Descendants of *rewe-
reche reech rek reke rem reme rim rock rok roke rook rym
Descendants of *rog-
abrogat
Descendants of *(o)reǵ-
-ricke archebischopric byschopryke kineric kingrike riche rike rixen rixien rixlien ryche