drincan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drinkaną. Cognate with Old Frisian drinka, Old Saxon drinkan, Old Dutch drinkan, Old High German trinkan, Old Norse drekka, Gothic 𐌳𐍂𐌹𐌲𐌺𐌰𐌽(drigkan), Vandalic drincan.

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Verb[edit]

drincan

  1. to drink
    • (Can we date this quote?) Genesis, The Holy Bible:
      He dranc of ðam wine, ða wearþ he druncen
      He drank of the wine, and became drunk.

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Vandalic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drinkaną. Compare Gothic 𐌳𐍂𐌹𐌲𐌺𐌰𐌽(drigkan).

Verb[edit]

drincan

  1. to drink
    • c390, De conviviis barbaris
      Inter eils Gothicum scapia matzia ia drincan / non audet quisquam dignos educere versus.
      Between the Gothic [cries] “Hail” and “Let’s get [something to] eat and drink” / nobody dares to put forth decent verses.