rike etymology

Middle English word rike comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (King, ruler.), Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ-, Proto-Germanic - ją

Detailed word origin of rike

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₃rḗǵs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) King, ruler.
*(o)reǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- ją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*rīxs Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) King.
*rīgiom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīks Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) King, ruler.
ríki Old Norse (non)
rike Middle English (enm) Kingdom, earldom. Sovereignty, dominion, authority.

Words with the same origin as rike

Descendants of *h₃rḗǵs
-ricke Rycharde archebischopric byschopryke kineric kingrike regnen rich riche rixen rixien rixlien ryche