Riches Definition

rĭchĭz
noun
Abundant wealth.
American Heritage
Valuable possessions; much money, property, etc.; wealth.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
plutocraciesfortunesabundanceswealthmoneypossessionsfortunetreasurepelfaffluenceworthresourcespropertyopulencemammon
Antonyms:
indigentsplainslowslightsdebt
pronoun

A patronymic surname.

Wiktionary

Origin of Riches

  • Middle English riches, plural of riche (“power, wealth"), from Old English rÄ«Ä‹e (“power, authority, dominion"). Confused with Middle English richesse (“wealth"), from Old French, from riche (“rich, wealthy"), of Germanic origin, from Frankish rÄ«ki "rich" from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«kijaz (“rich, powerful"), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (“to straighten, direct, make right"). Akin to Old High German rÄ«hhi (“rich") (German reich (“rich")), Old English rÄ«Ä‹e (“rich"), Old English racu (“explanation, reasoning"). More at rich

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English richesse wealth from Old French from riche wealthy rich

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Rich, a diminutive of Richard + the patronymic suffix -s.

    From Wiktionary

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