raik

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

raik (plural raiks) (Northern England, Scotland)

  1. (also figurative) 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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Verb[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

raik (plural raiks)

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

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