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reka

reka

See also: Réka, rekă, rěka, řeka, and ręka

Faroese

Verb

reka (third person singular past indicative rak, third person plural past indicative róku, supine rikið)

  1. to drive, to drift

Conjugation


Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛːka/
    Rhymes: -ɛːka

Etymology 1

From Old Norse vreka (the v had disappeared already in later Old West Norse), from Proto-Germanic *wrekaną.

Verb

reka (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative rak, third-person plural past indicative ráku, supine rekið)

  1. to drive (forward or away)
  2. to run (a farm, business, etc.)
  3. coerce, drive (someone to do something)
  4. to hammer, hit (iron)
  5. (impersonal) to cause to drift
    Bátinn (acc.) rak út á haf.
    The boat drifted out to sea.
Conjugation
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse reka.

Noun

reka f (genitive singular reku, nominative plural rekur)

  1. shovel
Declension
Synonyms

Maori

Adjective

reka

  1. nice

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

reka m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of reke

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

reka f

  1. definite singular of reke

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *rekǭ, whence also Old Saxon reka, Old High German recho. Also related to Old English raca, racu.

Noun

reka f

  1. shovel
Descendants

Etymology 2

From earlier vreka, from Proto-Germanic *wrekaną.

Verb

reka

  1. to drive
Descendants

See vreka.

References


Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rěka, from Proto-Indo-European *(H)rey- (to flow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rěːka/
  • Hyphenation: re‧ka

Noun

réka f (Cyrillic spelling ре́ка)

  1. a river

Declension

Derived terms


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rěka.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrèːka/
  • Tonal orthography: rẹ́ka

Noun

réka f (genitive réke, nominative plural réke)

  1. (geography) river

Declension


Tswana

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛ́.kà/

Verb

go rêka (perfect rekile)

  1. to buy