From Middle English right, riȝt, reȝt, from Old English riht, ryht, reht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós, from *h₃reǵ-. An Indo-European past participle, it became a Germanic adjective which has been used also as a noun since the common Germanic period. Cognate with West Frisian rjocht, Dutch recht, German recht and Recht, Swedish rätt and rät, Danish ret, Norwegian Bokmål rett, Norwegian Nynorsk rett, and Icelandic rétt. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek ὀρεκτός and Latin rēctus; Albanian drejt was borrowed from Latin.
From Middle English right, righte, from Old English rihte, rehte, from Proto-Germanic *rehta, from *rehtaz.
From Middle English right, righte, reght, reghte, riȝt, riȝte, from Old English riht, reht, ġeriht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht, from Proto-Germanic *rehtą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵt-. Cognate with Dutch recht, German Recht.
From Middle English righten, reghten, riȝten, from Old English rihtan, ġerihtan, from Proto-West Germanic *rihtijan, from Proto-Germanic *rihtijaną.
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