[er-ik] /ˈɛr ɪk/

a male given name: ultimately from Germanic words meaning “one” and “ruler.”.
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(in old Irish law) a fine paid by a murderer to the family of his victim Compare wergild

masc. proper name, from Old Norse Eirikr, literally “honored ruler,” from Proto-Germanic *aiza- “honor” + *rik- “ruler” (see regal). The German form is Erich.
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