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rich (adj.) O.E. rice "wealthy, powerful, mighty," from P.Gmc. *rikijaz (Cf. O.N. rikr, O.H.G. rihhi "ruler, powerful, rich," O.Fris. rike, Du. rijk, Ger. reich "rich," Goth. reiks "ruler, powerful, rich"), borrowed from a Celtic source akin to Gaulish *rix, O.Ir. ri (gen. rig) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule" (see REX (Cf. rex)). The form of the word influenced in M.E. by O.Fr. riche "wealthy," from Frankish *riki "powerful," or some other cognate Germanic source. The evolution of the word reflects a connection between wealth and power in the ancient world. Of food and colors, from early 14c.; of sounds, from 1590s. Sense of "entertaining, amusing" is recorded from 1760. The noun meaning "the wealthy" was in Old English.

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