- to have care or concern (for) or take heed (of): he recks not of the peril
- to concern or be of concern; matter (to): it recks him not
Origin of reckMiddle English recken ; from Old English reccan; akin to Old High German ruohhen
tr. & intr.v.recked, reck·ing, recks Archaic
Origin of reckMiddle English recken, from Old English reccan; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present recks, present participle recking, simple past and past participle recked)
From Middle English recken, rekken, reken, from Old English rÄ“ccan, rÄ“can, from Proto-Germanic *rÅkijanÄ… (â€œto care, take careâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *rÄ“Çµ-, *rÄ“g- (â€œto care, helpâ€). Cognate with Low German roken, ruken (â€œto reck, careâ€), German geruhen (â€œto deign, condescendâ€), Icelandic rÃ¦kja (â€œto care, regard, dischargeâ€), Danish rÃ¸gte (â€œto care, tendâ€).