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‘Reckon' is probably short for ‘recognize', amirite?

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Actually no.

Reckon comes from old proto-Germanic via Old English, from a word meaning "to count", which evolved into meaning to balance relative to costs and eventually to estimate or suppose.

Recognise comes from Latin via French, from the prefix "re-" and the word for "to know", so essentially "to know again" and by extension to recall or acknowledge.

According to my dictionary they come from different roots. ‘Reckon' derives from Germanic and Old English for ‘count up' whereas ‘recognise' comes originally from the Latin for ‘to learn again'.

Yeah it is

reckon

/ˈrɛk(ə)n/

verb

1.

establish by calculation.

"his debts were reckoned at £300,000"

Similar:

calculate

compute

work out

put a figure on

figure

number

quantify

count (up)

add up

total

tally

tot up

2.

INFORMAL

be of the opinion.

"he reckons that the army should pull out entirely"

Its its own word

You reckon?

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