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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English drake (male duck, drake), from Old English *draca, abbreviated form for Old English *andraca (male duck, drake, literally duck-king), from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô (duck leader), from Proto-Germanic *anudz ("duck, ennet"; see ennet) + Proto-Germanic *rekô (ruler, king), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (chief, king). Cognate with Middle Dutch andrake (drake), Middle Low German āntreke, āntdrāke, ("male duck, drake"; > Low German drake (drake)), Old High German anutrehho, antrache ("male duck, drake"; > German Enterich (drake)), Swabian Antrech (drake), German dialectal Drache (drake). More at ennet.

NounEdit

drake (plural drakes)

  1. A male duck.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English drake (dragon; Satan), from Old English draca (dragon, sea monster, huge serpent), from Proto-Germanic *drakô (dragon), from Latin dracō (dragon), from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn, serpent, giant seafish), from δρακεῖν (drakeîn), aorist active infinitive of δέρκομαι (dérkomai, I see clearly), from Proto-Indo-European *derk-. Compare Middle Dutch drake and German Drache.

NounEdit

drake (plural drakes)

  1. A mayfly used as fishing bait.
  2. A dragon.
    • J. A. Harrison
      Beowulf resolves to kill the drake.
  3. (historical) A small piece of artillery.
    • Clarendon
      Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes, made them stagger.
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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *drako, an early Germanic borrowing of Latin dracō (dragon).

NounEdit

drāke m

  1. dragon, wyrm

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further readingEdit

  • drake”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • drake”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn) and Old Norse dreki.

NounEdit

drake m (definite singular draken, indefinite plural draker, definite plural drakene)

  1. a dragon
  2. a kite

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dreki, from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn).

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NounEdit

drake m (definite singular draken, indefinite plural drakar, definite plural drakane)

  1. a dragon
  2. a kite
  3. a type of longship decorated with a dragon's head

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish draki, from Old Norse dreki, from Proto-Germanic *drakô (dragon), from Latin dracō (serpent), from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn, dragon).

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drake c

  1. dragon
  2. kite
  3. a male duck, drake
  4. a belligerent (older) woman; battle-ax

DeclensionEdit

Declension of drake 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative drake draken drakar drakarna
Genitive drakes drakens drakars drakarnas