Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *rakkjan, from Proto-Germanic *rakjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃roǵéyeti. Cognate with Old Saxon rekkian (Middle Low German recken), Dutch rekken, Old High German recchan (German recken), Old Norse rekja (Danish række), Gothic 𐌿𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (ufrakjan).

VerbEdit

reċċan

  1. to stretch out, extend
  2. to reach out to someone
  3. to tell, narrate
  4. to explain
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: retch, rack (rack one's brains)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *rōkijaną.

VerbEdit

reċċan

  1. Alternative form of rēċan
ConjugationEdit

See alsoEdit