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re- +‎ can

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recan (third-person singular simple present recans, present participle recanning, simple past and past participle recanned)

  1. (transitive) To can (place in a can) again or anew.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *rōkijaną. Cognate with Old Saxon rokjan, Old High German ruohhen, Old Norse rœkja.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈreːt͡ʃɑn/, [ˈreːt͡ʃɑn]

VerbEdit

rēċan

  1. to care
    Þā godu ne rēċaþ manna þē mā þe cyningas rēċaþ ġebūra.
    The gods don't care about people any more than kings care about peasants.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "Letter to Sigeweard"
      Þis man mæġ rǣdan, sē þe his rēcþ tō ġehīerenne, on þǣre Englisċan bēċ þe iċ āwende be þissum.
      People can read about this, if they care to hear it, in the book on this topic that I translated into English.

Usage notesEdit

  • Rēċan usually takes an object in the genitive: Mīn sunu swīðe rēcþ nīetena ("My son really cares about animals"), rīċe menn ne rēċaþ ūre ("rich people don't care about us").
  • Verbs following rēċan are normally subjunctive: Wē ne rēċaþ hwæt menn seċġen ("We don't care what people say"), hwæt rēcst þū hwæt ōðre menn wēnen? ("what do you care what other people think?").

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