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English

From Middle English rys, from Old French ris, from Old Italian riso, risi, from Byzantine Greek ὄρυζα (óruza), which see for more information.

Old English

From Proto-Germanic *rīkiją (authority), from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), from *rīxs (king), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king). Related to Old Frisian rīke (West Frisian ryk), Old Saxon rīki, Old Dutch rīki (Dutch rijk), Old High German rīhhi (German Reich), Old Norse ríki (Swedish rike), Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 (reiki). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin rēx.