Rache

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See also: rache, Râché, and räche

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From Middle High German rāche, from Old High German rāhha, from Proto-Germanic *wrēkō (persecution, revenge), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive). The irregular short vowel in modern German is due to the inherited short vowel in the verb rächen, reinforced by a spelling pronunciation among Low German speakers (who based on their Middle Low German wrāke could not know whether the High German vowel should be long or short; compare the reverse development in Lache).

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Rache f (genitive Rache, no plural)

  1. revenge; vengeance

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