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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rake (path), from Old Norse rák (trail), from Proto-Germanic *rēkō, *raką, *rakō, *rakǭ (file of tracks, line), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reg'-, *(o)reg'a- (to straighten, direct). Cognate with Icelandic rák (streak, grazing), Icelandic raka (strip, series), Norwegian røk (grazing), Norwegian rak (wick), Old English race, racu (a run, riverbed).


raik (plural raiks) (Northern England, Scotland)

  1. (also figuratively) A walk, or a journey taken (especially on foot); the act of taking a walk or journey.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:journey
  2. The movement of animals while grazing.
  3. The pastureland over which animals graze; a range, a stray.
  4. (Scotland) A journey to transport something between two places; a run; also, the quantity of items so transported.
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raik (third-person singular simple present raiks, present participle raiking, simple past and past participle raiked)

  1. (intransitive, Midlands, Northern England, Scotland) To walk; to roam, to wander.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:walk
  2. (intransitive, Midlands, Northern England, Scotland) Of animals (especially sheep): to graze.
  3. (transitive, chiefly Scotland) To roam or wander through (somewhere).
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Etymology 2[edit]

See rake (noun) (etymology 4).


raik (plural raiks)

  1. (Scotland) Alternative spelling of rake (rate of progress; pace, speed)