As I have gone alone in there And with my treasures bold, I can keep my secret where, And hint of riches new and old.
But Loeb has come by his riches by virtue of producing returns for his investors.
How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to riches by Abrahm Lustgarten.
The film, written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus, offers an embarrassment of riches.
NYC is a fantastic place, filled with riches and treasures of all kinds.
It is my dear Teriitera makes the only riches I desire in this world.
What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes.
riches take wings, Horace, and a large family and unfortunate investments supplied them to mine.
The king was delighted, for it was indeed a very nice castle, full of riches.
And, to that end, I have showed you that riches without them do not make a man happy.
"valued possessions, money, property," c.1200, modified from richesse (12c.), a singular form misunderstood as a plural, from Old French richesse, richece "wealth, opulence, splendor, magnificence," from riche (see rich (adj.)). The Old French suffix -esse is from Latin -itia, added to adjectives to form nouns of quality (cf. duress, largesse).
Old English rice "strong, powerful; great, mighty; of high rank," in later Old English "wealthy," from Proto-Germanic *rikijaz (cf. Old Norse rikr, Swedish rik, Danish rig, Old Frisian rike "wealthy, mighty," Dutch rijk, Old High German rihhi "ruler, powerful, rich," German reich "rich," Gothic reiks "ruler, powerful, rich"), borrowed from a Celtic source akin to Gaulish *rix, Old Irish ri (genitive rig) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule" (see rex).
The form of the word was influenced in Middle English by Old French riche "wealthy, magnificent, sumptuous," which is, with Spanish rico, Italian ricco, from Frankish *riki "powerful," or some other cognate Germanic source.
Old English also had a noun, rice "rule, reign, power, might; authority; empire." 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.