Dictionary noun *reig- reichen reich bereichern Bereicherung

die Bereicherung



the enrichment, the valuable addition
(Technically, it can be used in the context of money riches, but it's way more common in the figurative sense of an addition making something a lot better.)
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Root: *reig-

The core idea of this root was:

stretching out, reaching out, stiffening

A good mental image is reaching out the arm.

It’s the origin of reach and reichen as well as the words rigor and rigid.

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