From Middle English rowen, from Old English rōwen, ġerōwen, from Proto-Germanic *rōanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *rōaną (“to row”), equivalent to row + -en.
- (obsolete or dialectal) past participle of row
From Middle English rownen, variant of rounen, from Old English rūnian. More at roun.
rown (third-person singular simple present rowns, present participle rowning, simple past and past participle rowned)
- Archaic spelling of roun.
- 1614, William Browne, The Shepheard's Pipe:
- And he a pistle rowned in her eare, / Nat what I want, for I ne came nat there.