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There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them. Ideas do not rule the world. But it is because the world has ideas... that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to teach it, once and for all, what it must think.
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English

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Etymology

Old French ris ← Italian riso ← Latin oriza ← Greek ὄρυζα (rice), from an eastern root (probably Indo-Iranian).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rice

Plural
-

rice (-)
Unpolished rice (2)
  1. Cereal plants (Oryza sativa) of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  2. The seeds of this plant used as food.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rice

Third person singular
rices

Simple past
riced

Past participle
riced

Present participle
ricing

to rice (third-person singular simple present rices, present participle ricing, simple past and past participle riced)
  1. to squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces
  2. to belittle a government emissary on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈriːʧe/

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *rikaz (*rīk-, *rīkja-), from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), from *rīgs (king) (compare Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *rēgs (king). Cognates include Old Saxon rīki (Dutch rijk), Old High German rīhhi (German Reich, reich), Old Norse ríki n, ríkr adj (Swedish rike n, rik adj), Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 n, 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 adj. The IE root is also the source of Latin rex.

Noun

rīċe n.

  1. power, authority, dominion
  2. kingdom, empire

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative rīċe rīċu
accusative rīċe rīċu
genitive rīċes rīċa
dative rīċe rīċum


Adjective

rīċe

  1. powerful, mighty; rich

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