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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *rek(')-, -g(')-
Meaning: wet, moisten
Tokharian: B resk- 'flow' (Adams 540)
Germanic: *rig-n-a- m., n.; *rig-n-ō- vb., *rig-n-ia- vb.; *rak-an- m.
Latin: rigāre `bewässern', riguus, -a `bewässert, bewässernd, strotzend'
Russ. meaning: мочить, увлажнять
References: WP II 365 f, Buck 68.
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *rigna-z, -n; *rignōn-, *rignian-; *rakēn
Meaning: rain
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Gothic: rign n. (a) `rain', CrimGrot reghen `pluvia'; *rignjan wk. `to rain'
Old Norse: regn n. `Regen'; regna wk. `regnen'; rigna wk. `id.'; raki m. `Feuchtigkeit, Nässe'
Norwegian: regn; rigna, regna vb.; dial. rake m. `Feuchtigkeit, Nässe'
Swedish: regn; regna vb.
Old Danish: regn
Danish: regne vb.
Old English: reg(e)n, rēn m. `Regen'; regnian; rignan, rīnan
English: rain
Old Frisian: rein `Regen'; reinia vb.
Old Saxon: regan, regin `Regen'
Middle Dutch: rēghen, rein, reen m.; reghenen
Dutch: regen m.; regenen
Middle Low German: rēgen; rēgenen
Old High German: regan (8.Jh.), { rekan, regin, regen `Regen' }; reganōn (8.Jh.)
Middle High German: rëgen st. m. `Regen'; rëgenen wk. 'regnen'
German: Regen m.; regnen
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1590
Root: reĝ-2, rek̂- (rek-?)
English meaning: damp; rain
German meaning: `feucht, bewässern, Regen'
Material: 1. reĝ-: lat. rigāre `bewässern' (mit i aus e), alb. rrjeth, Aor. rrodha `fließe, quelle, tropfe'; norw. dial. rake m. `Feuchtigkeit, Nässe', aisl. raki ds., nisl. rakr `feucht';

    2. rek̂- (rek-?) in: got. rign n. `Regen' (*rek̂-nó-), krimgot. reghen, aisl. regn n., as. regan, regin m., afries. rein, ags. reg(e)n, rēn m., ahd. regan, regin, regen, mhd. regen m.; aisl. rigna `regnen', ahd. reganôn ds. usw.; lit. (mit westidg. k?) rõkia, rõkti `fein regnen', rôkė `Staubregen'.

References: WP. II 365 f., WH. II 435.
Pages: 857
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