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)
- (Scotland and Northern England) A walk, or a journey taken on foot.
- (Scotland and Northern England) The movement of animals while grazing.
- (Scotland and Northern England) The pastureland over which animals graze.
- (journey on foot): see Thesaurus:journey
- (to walk): see Thesaurus:walk