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RACKON, v. Also racken (Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 70; Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 33; Kcd. 1900 W. Gairdner Glengoyne I. 39; Abd., Fif. 1967); raucken (Abd. 1888 Bon-Accord (1 Dec.) 16); ryackin (Abd. 1930 Abd. Univ. Review (March) 107). Sc. forms of Eng. reckon (Ayr. 1733 Caldwell Papers (M.C.) 5; Sc. 1816 Scott Antiquary xxix.; Fif. 1875 J. Douglas Sc. Wit and Humour 229: Abd. 1955 W. P. Milne Eppie Elrick xxx., ne.Sc. 1967). [′rɑkən, ‡Abd. + ′rjɑkən]

[For -a-, cf.R, letter, 5. O.Sc. rakine, a.1400, rackon, a.1542.]

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