DRÁN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DRÁN
drǽn, e; f. A DRONE; fucus Drán fucus, Ælfc. Gl. 22; Som. 59, 106; Wrt. Voc. 23, 62. Drǽn fucus, Wrt. Voc. 77, 48. Ðǽr he wunede eall riht swá dráne dóþ on híue: eall ðæt ða beón dragen toward ða dráne dragaþ fraward he abode there just as drones do in a hive: all that the bees draw towards them the drones draw from them, Chr. 1127; Erl. 256, 20, 21. [Piers P. drane: Plat. drone: O. Sax. drán, f. fucus: Ger. drone, thräne; f; dran, m. fucus: M. H. Ger. tren, m. fucus: O. H. Ger. treno, m, attăcus, fucus: Dan. drone, m. f: Swed. drönje, drön-are, m: Grk. άν-θρήν-η, f. a hornet, bee: Sansk. druna, m. a bee; dhran to sound.]
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