rekenen etymology

Dutch word rekenen comes from Proto-Indo-European *rek-, and later Proto-Germanic *rekanōną (To count. To explain.)

Detailed word origin of rekenen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rekanōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To count. To explain.
*rekanon Old Dutch (odt)
rēkenen Middle Dutch (dum)
rekenen Dutch (nld) (intransitive) to calculate, to do arithmetic. (intransitive) to rely [+ op (on)], to depend [+ op (on)]. (transitive) to charge, to determine or request a payment. (transitive) to count [+ tot (as (belonging to))] [+ als (as)], to consider (something) an example [+ tot (of)]. (transitive, intransitive) to appraise, to reckon, to evaluate.

Words with the same origin as rekenen

Descendants of *rek-
regenboog regendruppel