1 Pay heed to something.‘ye reck not of lands or goods’[with clause] ‘little recking where she was wandering’[with object] ‘he recks not Syria, recks not Britain’
- ‘‘Why do men then now not reck his rod?’ What a tremendous line, a savage indictment of humanity's colossal ignorance.’
- 1.1it recks It is of importance.‘what recks it?’
- ‘‘It recks not now, when all is over’.’
Old English, of Germanic origin; compare with reckless. The word became common in rhetorical and poetic language in the 19th century.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.