Home > Letter R >

English

From Middle English rike, From Old Norse ríki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, from Proto-Germanic *rīks, an early borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Cognate with Dutch rijk, German Reich and Swedish rike (kingdom, realm, land, empire, country).

Finnish

Derived from the verb rikkoa (to break) + -e.

Middle Dutch

From Old Dutch rīki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją.

Middle English

From Old Norse ríki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, from Proto-Germanic *rīks, an early borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Cognate with Dutch rijk and German Reich.

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Nynorsk

Swedish

From Old Norse ríki, from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, from Proto-Germanic *rīks, an early borrowing from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Cognate with Dutch rijk and German Reich.