drow

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Etymology[edit]

A Shetlandic and Orcadian alteration of trow, most likely influenced by an unattested Norn *drog ("malevolent [undead] being"). Trow is derived from Norn troll, or otherwise from Old Norse trǫll. L-vocalisation occurred in the early 15th century in Middle Scots, so "trolly knolls" probably became "trowie knowes" around this time. The supposed Norn *drog would have been derived from Old Norse draugr.

Noun[edit]

drow (plural drow)

  1. (fantasy gaming) a fictional race of dark elves in various fantasy settings, such as Dungeons & Dragons.
  2. (fantasy gaming) Drow language, a fictional constructed language spoken by the Drows.
  3. (rare, mythology) A variant of trow; a member of a race of folkloric beings from Orkney and Shetland; cognate to the Scandinavian troll[1].

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References[edit]
  1. ^ Dictionary of the Scots Language

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • noun 1 dro͞o
  • noun 2 drou; dro͞o
  • noun 3 dro͞o
  • verb drou; drō

Noun[edit]

drow

  1. A cold mist or a severe squall.
  2. Scottish variant of trow, a malignant spirit.
  3. A fit of illness or a qualm (compare dree.)

Verb[edit]

drow

  1. A dialectal variant of throw

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