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Ric. n.s. Ric denotes a powerful, rich, or valiant man; as in these verses of Fortunatus:

Hilperice potens, si interpres barbarus adsit,
Adjutor fortis hoc quoque nomen habet.

Hil'pric Barbarians a stout helper term.

So Alfric is altogether strong; Æthelric, nobly strong or powerful: to the same sense as Polycrates, Crato, Plutarchus, Opimius. Gibson's Camden.

Sources: Gibson, Edmund (17)

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