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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

German masc. name and surname, literally "folk-rule" (Dutch Diederik), from Old High German Theodric, from theuda "folk, people" (see Teutonic) + rihhi "rule" (see Reich). Variants or familiar forms include Derrick, Dierks, Dieter, Dirk. Compare Theodoric. Theodric the Ostrogoth, who held sway in Italy 493-526, appears in later German tales as Dietrich von Bern (Verona).

Dietrich, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 150
Housing Units (2000): 62
Land area (2000): 0.208367 sq. miles (0.539668 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.208367 sq. miles (0.539668 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21790
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.912070 N, 114.264879 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 83324
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dietrich, ID

Dietrich (; ) is both a surname and a masculine German given name. See Theodoric for the origin and history of the name. Secondarily, Dietrich also became used as a surname. Common short forms of the given name include Dieter and Dirk. Notable people with the name include:

Usage examples of "dietrich".

Dietrich Schill was deputed by the Club to sound the White Rose herself on the subject of Farina, and one afternoon in the vintage season, when she sat under the hot vine-poles among maiden friends, eating ripe grapes, up sauntered Dietrich, smirking, cap in hand, with his scroll trailed behind him.

As they were departing with Farina, and Guy prepared to demand admittance into the convent, Dietrich chanced to ask how fared Dame Lisbeth.

Leave a report in duplicate with Dietrich, and write down all the addresses where no one was home, so they can be checked later.

Pierce jumped up and swung the chair over his head, knocking Dietrich into the far wall.

The captaincy was most in dispute between Dietrich Schill and Berthold Schmidt, who, in the heat and constancy of contention, were gradually losing likeness to man.

In vain Dietrich menaced Guy with the terrors of the Club: Aunt Lisbeth begged of Margarita not to leave her with the footmen in vain.

The White Rose Club were invited by Gottlieb to the wedding, and took it in vast wrath until they saw the, Kaiser, and such excellent stout German fare present, when immediately a battle raged as to who should do the event most honour, and was in dispute till dawn: Dietrich Schill being the man, he having consumed wurst the length of his arm, and wine sufficient to have floated a St.

Out beyond the wagon lines, winged riders broke free of the storm to gallop toward the rear guard, but only a few soggy arrows skittered harmlessly into camp before Lord Dietrich and his contingent of cavalry chased them off with spears and a flight of whistling arrows.

He had been seated beside Lord Dietrich, but despite baiting him with crude jokes and cruder suggestions, Wichman could not get Dietrich either to join him or to lose his temper.

Lord Dietrich, his retainers, and about twenty assorted folk of various stations and purpose troubled her more.

As soon as they had hurried away to make whatever preparations she had ordered, her palace guards led Ekkehard, Dietrich, their retinues, and the dozen or so other heretics to the church.

In a way, that puzzled her most about Ekkehard, Lord Dietrich, and lost Ivar.

These they set in a circle around Ekkehard, Dietrich, and the others, who had been herded into a clump at the front of the nave.

Lord Dietrich a silver cup as well, and one of brass for his stubborn retinue.

All of them choked and gasped, coughing, from the bite, all but Lord Dietrich, who drained his cup as though it were honey mead and did not flinch as his defiant gaze remained fixed on the biscop.