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- n. Alternative form of rei.
- adj. Wild; fierce; outrageous; overexcited; frenzied; delirious; crazy.
- adj. Befuddled with liquor; half-drunk; tipsy.
- n. A state of befuddlement; intoxication.
- n. A state of great excitement or frenzy.
- v. To become extremely excited; fly into a rage.
- v. To drive into a state of excitement; fire with enthusiasm.
- v. To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See rei.
- transitive v. To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To riddle; sift; separate or throw off.
- Wild; outrageous; crazy.
- Half-drunk; tipsy.
- n. A state of temporary delirium.
- n. A river; a flood.
- A reduction (as an exclamation) of reet, dialectal form of right: used in driving horses.
From Middle English rei, reh, reoh, from Old English hrēoh ("rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, stormy, tempestuous"), from Proto-Germanic *hreuhaz (“bad, wild”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Scots ree, rae, ray ("ree"), Old Saxon hrē ("evil, bad, angry"), Gothic (raúhtjan, "to become angry, rage against"). Related to Old English hrēaw ("raw, uncooked"). More at raw. (Wiktionary)
Compare riddle a sieve. (Wiktionary)