See also: Reichen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German reihhen, reichen, from Proto-Germanic *raikijaną. Compare Dutch reiken, English reach.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀaɪ̯çn̩/, /ˈʀaɪ̯çən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

reichen (third-person singular simple present reicht, past tense reichte, past participle gereicht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to reach
    Synonym: langen
  2. to pass, to hand, to give
    Synonyms: langen, geben
  3. to be sufficient
    Synonyms: ausreichen, langen, genügen
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 129:
      Zudem schrumpfen in Deutschland die Jahrgänge. Das Angebot an Arbeitnehmern, auch im Top-Bereich, wird bald nicht mehr reichen, um den Bedarf zu decken.
      In addition the age groups are shrinking in Germany. The supply of workers, also in the top region, will soon be no longer sufficient to cover the demand.

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Old High GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *raikijaną, whence also Old English ræċan.

VerbEdit

reichen

  1. to reach

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: reichen