reic

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a conflation of two verb stems: Middle Irish rec(c)aid (sells, barters, exchanges), from Old Irish rec(c), reic(c) (selling, bartering), verbal noun of renaid (sells, barters, exchanges), and Middle Irish rec(c)aid (recites, utters, declares, asserts) from Old English reċċan (stretch out; narrate). The common thread is that pedlars and shopkeepers used to advertise their wares for sale by crying out loudly in public.

Verb[edit]

reic (present analytic reiceann, future analytic reicfidh, verbal noun reic, past participle reicthe)

  1. Sell, cry for sale; vend, trade, peddle.
  2. Recite, narrate; proclaim, broadcast.
  3. Inform, betray.
  4. Spend, waste, squander.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • reacaire (seller; reciter; ranter)

Noun[edit]

reic m (genitive singular reaca, nominative plural reiceanna)

  1. verbal noun of reic
  2. Sale, proclamation of wares for sale.
  3. Public narration.
  4. Gossip.
  5. Waste, lavish spending.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish rec(c)aid (sells, barters, exchanges), from Old Irish rec(c), reic(c) (selling, bartering), verbal noun of renaid (sells, barters, exchanges).

Verb[edit]

reic (past reic, future reicidh, verbal noun reic, past participle reicte)

  1. sell

Noun[edit]

reic m

  1. verbal noun of reic