Main definitions of raik in English

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raik1

(also raike, rake, raake)

noun

dialectScottish, British, Midlands English
  • 1The action or an act of going or walking about; one's course or way; a journey, a way.

  • 2= "rake".

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Ballad Scottish Wars. Originally from early Scandinavian from the same Scandinavian base as Old Icelandic reika.

Pronunciation

raik

/reɪk/

Main definitions of raik in English

: raik1raik2raik3

raik2

noun

historicalScottish
  • A stretch or reach of a river, used for salmon fishing. In later use frequently in "raik fishing".

Origin

Late 15th century. Apparently originally a variant of rake, now distinguished in form in the sense below.

Pronunciation

raik

/reɪk/

Main definitions of raik in English

: raik1raik2raik3

raik3

verb

dialectScottish, British, Midlands English
  • 1Of an animal. Also (especially of sheep): to graze.

  • 2Of a person.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ancrene Riwle. From early Scandinavian; further etymology uncertain.

Pronunciation

raik

/reɪk/