(1) The German state
(2) United States composer (born in 1936)
(3) Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
From , from , itself either a substantivised (whence also German ), or a direct borrowing from a language; cf. Middle .
Cognates include Old English , , , and Icelandic .
- the Second Reich (until 1918)
- the Third Reich (1933 to 1945)
- Heim ins Reich - Nazi phrase implying to re-attach invaded countries to a notion of an ur-empire.
- a family name