Reich etymology


German word Reich comes from Proto-Indo-European *rog-, Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ-, Proto-Germanic - ją, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (King, ruler.)

Etymology of Reich

Detailed word origin of Reich

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*rog- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*(o)reǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
- ją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₃rḗǵs Proto-Indo-European (ine) King, ruler.
*rīgos Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīxs Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) King.
*rīgyo- Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīgiom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*rīkiją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Realm, kingdom. Rulership, government, authority.
rīhhi Old High German (goh)
Reich German (de) Empire or significant State. Realm (also e.g. of plants) A surname​.. The First Reich (the Holy Roman Empire). The Second Reich (until 1918). The Third Reich (1933 to 1945).