Middle Dutch reckon is to stretch, as
in torturing as infidel on the RACK. The noun RACK is from Middle Dutch rakke
(framework).the alleged Indo-European root is reg- 1 (to move in a straight line, with derivatives meaning to
direct, lead, rule). רקע RaQ[A]h
is to stretch (Isaiah42:25). In Isaiah, as in Genesis1:6, we have the Lord stretching out the רקיע RaQeeYGHah
(firmament, heaven - the RACK or framework of the world).
הדריך HeeDReeKH is to director
lead see DIRECTION.
(sky) may be an RK reversal of Resh-Koof, leading us (after a liquid shift R to
L) to the Italian and Spanish "sky" term, cielo, and to French
ciel. These are initially from Latin caelum (heaven)
with a hard C, like KL. Our CEILING is from a heavenly word: רקיע RaQ[E]a (heaven). But Latin shifted the liquid and reversed the
liquid and guttural after Babel. Our roof is also from a sky word see
possible sky term with the L-K in the right direction (but other conditions
that cloud the Edenic sky) is Indonesian langit. (The N
is likely a nasilizatiom).
we stretch out and straighten out in order to move is the LEG or רגל ReG eL. More related terms from Hebrew
at REACH. At Indo-European root reg the Greek stretching term oregein
gives us ANORECTIC and ANOREXIA. Latin rogare (ask) means
"stretching out the hand." The English words that reach us from this
source include ABROGATE, ARROGATE, CORVEE, DEROGATE, INTEROGATIVE, PREROGATIVE,
and SUBROGATE. Old English reccan (to extend, stretch out) gave us RECK
and RECKLESS. Some of the other alleged cognates of RACK at this Indo-European root are
presented here even if they are linked to better Hebrew etymons elsewhere:
RIGHT from Germanic; REALM, RECTITUDE, RECTOR, RECTUM, REGENT (see RAJA),
REGIME, REGIMENT, REGION, CORRECT, DIRECT (see DIRECTION), ERECT,
RECTANGLE, RECTIFY, and SURGE from Latin (see SURGE); RICH from Old English;
REAL, REGAL, (see REGAL) REIGN, ROYAL, REGICIDE and VICEROY from Latin;
MAHARAJAH, MAHARANI, RAJ, RAJAH, RANI and RYE from Sanskrit; RAIL, REGULAR (see
REGULAR), REGULATE and RULE from Latin; RAKE, RECKON (see REICH),
RANK from Germanic. An R to L change away, Hawaiian 'ilikai means
"the surface of the sea" or "horizontal."
RACKET extends ones REACH (see REACH), and may have been inflenced by
implements like the RaK[H](aT) (winnowing fork in
Isaiah 30:24) .