noundialect Scottish, British, Midlands English
1The action or an act of going or walking about; one's course or way; a journey, a way.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Ballad Scottish Wars. Originally from early Scandinavian from the same Scandinavian base as Old Icelandic reika.
A stretch or reach of a river, used for salmon fishing. In later use frequently in "raik fishing".
Late 15th century. Apparently originally a variant of rake, now distinguished in form in the sense below.
verbdialect Scottish, British, Midlands English
1To go, proceed, move forward; to walk, stroll, roam; to wander; to stray. Of an animal. Also (especially of sheep): to graze.
2Of a person.
Middle English; earliest use found in Ancrene Riwle. From early Scandinavian; further etymology uncertain.