hancred

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hana (rooster) +‎ crēd

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɑnˌkreːd/, [ˈhɑnˌkreːd]

Noun[edit]

hancrēd m

  1. (historical) the period of the early morning when roosters begin to crow; the wee hours of morning

Usage notes[edit]

In Bede and others, this terms refers to a particular period of night following midniht (midnight) and before the first light of dawn.

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