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See also: Crone

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French carogne, French charogne, carrion. See carrion and crony.

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NounEdit

crone (plural crones)

  1. (obsolete) An old woman.
    • Dryden
      But still the crone was constant to her note.
  2. An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  3. An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  4. (obsolete) An old ewe.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
    • Beaconsfield
      A few old battered crones of office.
    • Washington Irving
      The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel [] which his master had given him.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch corōna, from Latin corōna. Doublet of crune.

NounEdit

crône f

  1. crown, wreath

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Further readingEdit

  • crone”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • crone (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929