One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hunting dog which pursues its prey by scent.
Old English; earliest use found in Cleopatra Glossary. Cognate with Old Icelandic rakki, Norwegian rakke, Old Swedish rakke (Swedish racka), Old Danish rakkae (Danish rakke) dog, and further with the derivatives Dutch rekel, Middle Low German rēkel dog, further etymology uncertain and disputed: perhaps further related to rake. Compare German regional (Switzerland) Rache hunting dog.
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