drenke

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *drinkan, northern variant of trinkan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

drenke (third-person singular present drenk or drenkt, past tense dronk, past participle jedronke or gedronke or gedronk)

  1. (most dialects) to drink
    Jetz drenke mer us irsch ens eent on dann kanns de mer deng Neuigkeete verzälle.
    We’ll drink one first of all, and then you can tell me your news.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The past tense does not exist in all dialects of Moselle Franconian.
  • Otherwise the forms drenk; jedronke are Ripuarian, while drenkt; gedronk(e) are Moselle Franconian.
  • A reflexive dative following the verb (like us in the example sentence above) expresses “to drink with ease, coziness”.

Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

drenke

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of drenken