regn-

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ragin-. Akin to Old Saxon regin-, Old High German ragin-, regin- (compound found in personal names), Icelandic ragn-, rögn-, regin (the gods (i.e. rulers)), Old English reġnian, rēnian (to prepare, arrange, order), Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌽𐍉𐌽 (raginōn, to rule), 𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌽𐌴𐌹𐍃 (ragineis, ruler), 𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌽 (ragin, ordinance, counsel). More at riht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

reġn-

  1. very
    regnheard (very hard)
  2. wondrous, wondrously; mighty
    regnweard (mighty guardian)
  3. arch-; downright
    regnþēof (arch-criminal, arch-thief)
  4. solemn
    reġnmeld "a solemn announcement"

Usage notes[edit]

  • Prevalent first element in many Germanic given names (cf. Reginald).