drake

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Etymology 1[edit]

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 *reǵ-(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.

Noun[edit]

drake ‎(plural drakes)

  1. A male duck.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "drakon" and Old Norse dreki.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a dragon
  2. a kite

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "drakon" and Old Norse dreki.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a dragon
  2. a kite

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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