Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of rich.
“And thanne alle the cytees and gode townes senden hym ryche presentes; so that at that iourneye, he schalle have more than 60 chariottes charged with gold and sylver, with outen jewelles of gold and precyouse stones, that lordes zeven hym, that ben withouten estymacioun: and with outen hors and clothes of gold and of Camakaas and Tartarynes, that ben with outen nombre.”
“And it is so ryche, that, men preysen it to the value of a roialme, in that contre.”
“The kyng of that yle is fulle ryche and fulle myghty: and natheles he holt his lond of the grete Chane, and is obeyssant to hym.”
“And the ryche men drynken mylk of mares or of camaylles or of asses or of other bestes.”
“There was dwellynge somtyme a ryche man, and it is not longe sithen, and men clept him Gatholonabes; and he was fulle of cauteles and of sotylle disceytes; and he hadde a fulle fair castelle, and a strong, in a mountayne, so strong and so noble, that no man cowde devise a fairere ne a strangere.”
“And this lond is fulle gode and ryche; but not so riche as is the lond of the grete Chane.”
“Toward the est partye of Prestre Johnes lond, is an yle gode an gret, that men clepen Taprobane, that is fulle noble and fulle fructuous: and the kyng thereof is fulle ryche, and is undre the obeyssance of Prestre”
“And the kyng of that contree is a fulle gret lord and a ryche and a myghty, and hathe undre him 7 other kynges of 7 other yles abouten hym.”
“And þe clerek and þe knyht. he schulle démen euelyche riht. þe poure. and þe ryche.”
“And whanne they came unto the ryver they fonde there a stone fletyng, _as hit were of reed marbel_, and therin stack a fair ryche swerd. ”
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