strawn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As strawen; compare papern, silvern.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

strawn (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of strawen
    • 1609: Charles Butler, The Feminine Monarchie; or, A Treatise Concerning Bees, page 34 (1634 revision)
      In some countries they use strawn Hives.

Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A variant of strand (small brook”, “gutter).

Noun[edit]

strawn

  1. (Western Scotland) gutter

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Germanic *strene.

Noun[edit]

strawn

  1. string (a number of objects strung on a thread; e.g., “a string of beads”)

References[edit]

  • Supplement to the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, by John Jamieson (1825), volume 2, page 498