croyn (third-person singular simple present croyns, present participle croyning, simple past and past participle croyned)

  1. (obsolete) Cry as deer do at rutting time; murmur deeply.


  • New English Dictionary, by John Kersey, 1772
  • James Orchard Halliwell (1846) , “CROYN”, in A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century. [...] In Two Volumes, volume I (A–I), London: John Russell Smith, [], OCLC 1008510154, page 283, column 2.
  • Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (containing words from the English writers previous to the nineteenth century which are no longer in use, or are not used in the same sense, and words which are now used only in the provincial dialects), by Thomas Wright (Esq., M.A., F.S.A., H.M.R.S.L., &c., CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE), 1857 (p361)