Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To reign.
  • noun A reed.

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  • verb intransitive, obsolete To reign.

Etymologies

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From Middle English rixen, from Old English rīxian, rīcsian ("to exercise or have power, rule, bear rule, govern, reign, domineer, dominate, tyrannize, exercise violence, prevail"), from Proto-Germanic *rīkisōnan (“to rule”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (“chief, king”). Cognate with Middle High German richsen ("to reign"), Lithuanian rikis ("knight"). More at riche.

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