Origin of Reich1
Examples from the Web for reich
Contemporary Examples of reich
He thus appointed Strauss to the post of president of the Reich Chamber of Music in 1933.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists
November 30, 2014
One example of that: Rudel was a prominent member of the neo-Nazi German Reich Party from 1953 onward.American Warplane’s Forgotten Nazi Past
October 12, 2014
The Third Reich met its nemesis as much here as it had—albeit in far greater numbers—at Stalingrad.The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches
June 5, 2014
The regime, which was very similar to the German Third Reich, was never put on trial.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime
May 24, 2014
A victor splintered and embittered, careening into the Third Reich.‘The Embrace of Unreason’: How France Lost It All Between the Wars
May 4, 2014
Historical Examples of reich
Vacant Reich could not in the least attend to it; nor can we further at present.
The Reich is defenceless, at the feet of Kleist and his 6,000.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)
The pity was, for the Reich if not for him, he could not himself become Kaiser.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol, II. (of XXI.)
Cannot the Reich be roused for settlement of this Bavarian-Austrian quarrel?
"Compensation;" "The Reich as good as mine:" Whither is all this tending?
Word Origin for Reich
German, "kingdom, realm, state," from Old High German rihhi, related to Old English rice, from Proto-Germanic *rikja "rule" (cf. Old Norse riki, Danish rige, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch rike, Dutch rijk, Gothic reiki), from PIE *reg- (1) "move in a straight line," hence, "direct in a straight line, rule, guide" (see regal). Used in English from 1871-1945 to refer to "the German state, Germany." Most notoriously in Third Reich (see third); there never was a First or Second in English usage.