Name Element RICE

Type Word & Element

Meaning & History

Old English word meaning "power, rule, realm" or "mighty, rich" (from rīkiją and rīkijaz, derivatives of rīks).

Related Items

Other Languages & Culturesrik(Frankish) reiks(Gothic) rico(Medieval Spanish) rīks(Old Germanic) rih, rihhi(Old High German) ríkr(Old Norse) rik(Old Saxon)

Sources & References

  1. Bosworth and Toller. An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898), page 794, available from
Entry added December 7, 2022