Reck Definition

To take heed of or to have caution.
American Heritage
To have care or concern (for) or take heed (of)
He recks not of the peril.
Webster's New World
To concern or be of concern; matter (to)
It recks him not.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reck

  • From Middle English recken, rekken, reken, from Old English rÄ“ccan, rÄ“can, from Proto-Germanic *rōkijanÄ… (“to care, take care"), from Proto-Indo-European *rēǵ-, *rÄ“g- (“to care, help"). Cognate with Low German roken, ruken (“to reck, care"), German geruhen (“to deign, condescend"), Icelandic rækja (“to care, regard, discharge"), Danish røgte (“to care, tend").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English recken from Old English reccan reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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