Rechen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rëche, Old High German rëhkho. Cognate with Middle Dutch rake, Old Norse reka (rake), Old English racu, Dutch reek (rake), English rake, Gothic 𐍂𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌽 (rikan, to heap up, collect).[1] From Proto-Germanic *rakō, *rekô (rake).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁɛçən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Rechen m (strong, genitive Rechens, plural Rechen)

  1. (chiefly Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) rake
    Synonym: (chiefly northern and central Germany) Harke

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883) “Rechen”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

  • Rechen” in Duden online
  • Rechen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache