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rike

rike

See also: rìkè, Ríke, Rĩke, and rikë

English

Noun

rike (plural rikes)

  1. (historical) sovereignty, dominion, authority
    • 1820, Arthur Taylor, The Glory of Regality (Coronations), Digitized edition, published 2007, page 5:
      king-rike was in use amongst us so late as the reign of Elizabeth.
  2. (historical) The territory over which authority extends, a kingdom, an earldom, a diocese, district, city, and so forth.
    • 1823, Alexander Murray, David Scot, editor, History of the European Languages, Digitized edition, A. Constable & Co., published 2007, page 480:
      RAUMARICAE and RAUGNARICH are the people of the kingdom (RIKE) of RAUMAR and RAUGNAR.
    • 1857, Edward VI (King of England), John Gough Nichols, editor, Literary Remains of King Edward the Sixth, Digitized edition, published 2009, page 464:
      The bishop (Tunstal) of Durham was deprived of his bishop-rike.

Etymology 2

From the Eye dialect spelling of like. as a result of the difficulty of pronouncing the letter 'L' in many oriental languages.

Verb

rike (third-person singular simple present rikes, present participle riking, simple past and past participle riked)

  1. (Oriental) Eye dialect spelling of like.

Anagrams


Finnish

(index ri)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ri‧ke
  • IPA(key): [ˈrike(ʔ)]

Noun

rike

  1. (law) minor offence/offense, misdemeanor, infraction

Declension

Inflection of rike (Kotus type 48/hame, kk-k gradation)
nominative rike rikkeet
genitive rikkeen rikkeiden
rikkeitten
partitive rikettä rikkeitä
illative rikkeeseen rikkeisiin
rikkeihin
singular plural
nominative rike rikkeet
accusative nom. rike rikkeet
gen. rikkeen
genitive rikkeen rikkeiden
rikkeitten
partitive rikettä rikkeitä
inessive rikkeessä rikkeissä
elative rikkeestä rikkeistä
illative rikkeeseen rikkeisiin
rikkeihin
adessive rikkeellä rikkeillä
ablative rikkeeltä rikkeiltä
allative rikkeelle rikkeille
essive rikkeenä rikkeinä
translative rikkeeksi rikkeiksi
instructive rikkein
abessive rikkeettä rikkeittä
comitative rikkeineen

Related terms

Compounds

  • rikesakko

Anagrams


Middle English

Etymology

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.

Noun

rike

  1. sovereignty, dominion, authority
  2. kingdom, earldom
    For al þis rike A ded knyght wald I noght strike. Seven Sages, a1425

Related terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Adjective

rike

  1. definite singular of rik
  2. plural form of rik

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ríki

Noun

rike n (definite singular riket, indefinite plural riker, definite plural rika or rikene)

  1. an empire
  2. a realm
  3. a kingdom (see also kongerike)

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Adjective

rike

  1. definite singular of rik
  2. plural form of rik

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ríki

Noun

rike n (definite singular riket, indefinite plural rike, definite plural rika)

  1. an empire
  2. a realm
  3. a kingdom (see also kongerike)

Derived terms

References


Swedish

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈriːˌkɛ/

Adjective

rike

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of rik.

Noun

rike n

  1. a realm, kingdom, empire, nation
    De båda rikena skola hafwa twå gemensamma huvudmynt.
    The two kingdoms shall have two common main currencies. (Sweden and Norway, two realms united under one king, 1814-1905)
  2. a kingdom (animal, plant) of biological classification

Declension

Inflection of rike 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rike riket riken rikena
Genitive rikes rikets rikens rikenas

Usage notes

Compounds

  • rikslikare
  • riksomfattande
  • riksrätt
  • rikssvenska
  • Sverige - originally Svea rike
  • växtriket