Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete (the more correct) form of reckon.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Uns ist in alten maeren wunders vil geseit von heleden lobebaeron, von grozer arebeit, von froude und hochgeziten, von weinen und von klagen, von kuener recken striten muget ir nu wunder hoeren sagen.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Der minneclichen meide triuten wol gezam, ir muotten kuene recken, niemen was ir gram, ane ma zen schoene so was ir edel lip; der iunevrouwen tugende zierten anderiu wip.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Die herren waren milte, von arde hohe erborn, mit kraft unmazen kuene, die recken uz erkorn, dazen Burgonden so was ir lant genant, si framden starkiu wunder sit in Etzelen lant.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • What if a man should recken vp many yeeres, wherein ice (the sharpe scourge of this our nation) hath not at all bene seene about

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • What if a man should recken vp many yeeres, wherein ice (the sharpe scourge of this our nation) hath not at all bene seene about

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Do you recken th doctor would mind me taken a board er two frum this?

    The Dollmaker

  • I recken they figgered that th mines, like the farms, was too little to— She realized that Cassie had disappeared into a pine thicket by the side of the road.

    The Dollmaker

  • I recken you wanted me to lie—say Henley was our sole support.

    The Dollmaker

  • “Gert, I recken you wanted th whole neighborhood, specially them like your mother-in-law, that ole Kate Nevels, with her three boys gone an Clovis called, to go around a throwen off on me a sayen I kept my onliest one at home tied to my apron strings.”

    The Dollmaker

  • “I recken he thought it was his patriotic duty,” Gertie said, as she went with Mrs. Hull for the spading fork.

    The Dollmaker

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