Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English rǣran, from Proto-Germanic *raisijaną, *raizijaną. Doublet of reysen.

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reren

  1. To raise; to hold or pull up or suspend upwards:
    1. To extend, originate from or stretch above; to poke out.
    2. To raise or take away or up; to pull or stretch off.
  2. To construct or make; to cause the construction of something:
    1. To construct a building or structure.
    2. To ready or prepare; to activate or equip for use.
    3. (rare) To sketch or mould; to shape.
  3. To create, or generate something:
    1. To raise or rear creatures or offspring; to mother or father.
    2. To begin or start; to enter into an action or endeavour.
    3. To found or ordain a polity or establishment; to reemphasise obligations.
  4. To collect money, taxes or fines; to enforce taxation.
  5. To call up or draft soldiers; to form an army.
  6. To encourage, popularise or spread; to enhance or extol.
  7. To help or aid; to nurse, heal or make hale.
  8. To unfurl a symboled piece of fabric or a standard.
  9. (rare) To protest; to refuse to work.
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  • English: rear
  • Scots: rere, reir
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hrēran, from Proto-Germanic *hrōzijaną.

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reren

  1. To rile; to cause a disturbance or commotion; to spread discontent or turmoil.
  2. To inspire or motivate; to foment towards a cause.
  3. To cause to wake up; to enliven, rejuvenate, or raise from slumber.
  4. To revive or resurrect; to make the dead live again.
  5. (rare) To slice up a goose.
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